Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has filled a $30,000 lawsuit against his American ex-lover, Autumn Spikes, for damaging his reputation after she posted video that exposed his buttocks on the social media.
Earlier this month, Autumn had shared a video of herself and the Nigerian billionaire on a couch draped in an orange blanket pressing his mobile phone wth his buttocks clearly exposed.
She also posted pictures of Dangote alighting from a luxury plane in a private hanger, describing herself repeatedly as a ‘ForbesListSugarBabe’ in an apparent reference to her lover’s status amongst an elite list of world’s billionaires.
The raunchy images were later deleted by the ex-lover who claimed that she had been flooded with requests from bloggers to comment further on her affairs with Dangote.
However, Dangote has filed a lawsuit in a court in Miami, Florida, soughting compensation of $30,000 with the claim that his reputation was damaged by Autumn Spikes.
In the lawsuit which he appeared to have filed under a pseudonym John Doe with an alias that says ‘A.D’, the Nigerian billionaire also accused the ex-girlfriend of extortion.
But Autumn in an Instagram post, Autumn claimed that Dangote had offered to pay her some money for her silence, but she rejected his offer before the billionaire filed the suit.
“Aliko is suing me for declining his silence money.. How petty of him and his legal team,” she wrote on Instagram while reacting to the lawsuit.
Autumn said she had been in relationship with Dangote for nine years without a non-disclosure agreement to gag her from publicly commenting on the affair.
She noted that the billionaire risked having additional embarrassing information about him published on the Internet as part of the suit.
When contacted, a spokesman for Dangote’s media aides did not immediately return a request seeking comments about the case when filing this report.
This is coming a few weeks after another lady known as Bea Lewis revealed she dated Aliko Dangote last year and he broke her heart in 1000 pieces.