Upcoming Kenyan artiste Diana Marua has been ordered by a Nairobi court to pull down a video in which she accuses musician Willy Paul of attempted rape.
Willy Paul was granted the order by Senior Principal Magistrate D. W. Mburu on December 29, pending the hearing and determination of the matter which is before the court.
Willy Paul, who had made the application December 23, says Marua’s accusations resulted in the loss of business opportunities, according to the court papers.
He also claims that his health deteriorated following Ms Marua’s allegations.
Marua was ordered to refrain from making further allegations and circulating the video through herself or any other person.
“It is hereby ordered that the defendant/respondent’s video and social media post posted on her YouTube channel titled My untold story, Willy Paul attempted to rape me, be pulled down pending the hearing and determination of this suit as it is prejudicing the plaintiff/applicant and making him lose business opportunities and making him suffer health-wise.”
“That the defendant/respondent herein either by herself, her servants, agents, assigns or any other person spreading the video circulating the same is hereby restrained by an interim injunctive order of the court from defaming, spreading, and continuing to defame the plaintiff/applicant pending the hearing and determination of the suit,” the order reads.
The defendant published the ‘My Untold Story’ video on December 9 in which she accused the musician of rape, but Willy Paul denied the allegations in a rebuttal.