Comedian Tol A$$ Mo, along with popular podcast hosts MacG and Sol Phenduka, find themselves in hot water as actress and activist Rosie Motene files a lawsuit against them.
The lawsuit alleges defamation of character following Mo’s controversial interview, which aired in December 2022. The incident has caused quite a stir, with many expressing their opinions on social media platforms.
The interview, which took place on the Podcast and Chill show, featured comedian Tol Ass Mo discussing various topics, including his personal life and career. However, it was his comments during the interview that sparked outrage and led to the legal action.
During the interview, Tol A$$ Mo made several remarks that were deemed offensive and derogatory towards women. “The biggest b*tch to attack me. Biggest number one feminist f”**king b*tch, Rosie Motene. Hmm. Ask any nigga. Ask any n*gga will tell you. Koo beans!” the comedian had told the MacG and Sol.
“Ngwana Satan [Satan’s child]. Ask any nigga, ask any nigga who tell you. Koo beans.
“She [Rosie Motene] was busy coaching Lerato. Tell them he raped you. Tell them! Tell them, tell them you want your day in court. Akenya pressure ko NPA [she put pressure on the NPA],” the comedian said during his interview.
These remarks did not sit well with Rosie Motene, who felt that her character was being assassinated by the comedian’s words.
As a respected actress and activist, Motene has always been vocal about issues relating to women’s rights and empowerment. She believes that taking legal action is necessary to protect her reputation and send a message that such behaviour will not be tolerated.
In addition to Tol Ass Mo, MacG and Sol Phenduka, Duduzile Methula, the content producer of the Podcast and Chill show, has also been named in the lawsuit. Methula is accused of allowing the offensive comments to be aired without taking appropriate action.
The lawsuit seeks R200,000 in damages for defamation of character. Motene’s legal team argues that the comments made during the interview have caused significant harm to her personal and professional life. They believe that the damages sought are a fair reflection of the impact of the defamation.
The case is expected to be closely followed by both the entertainment industry and the general public. It raises important questions about freedom of speech, the responsibility of content creators, and the consequences of derogatory remarks.
Tol A$$ Mo, MacG, Sol Phenduka, and Duduzile Methula have not yet publicly commented on the lawsuit. It remains to be seen how they will respond to the allegations and whether they will choose to settle the matter out of court or proceed with a legal battle.