TV and radio presenter Jeff Koinange has finally spoken up about the worst moment in his life.
At the height of his career, Jeff Koinange went through a lot and through a series on Hot 96 FM titled ‘A Story a Day,’ he revealed that the rape allegations against him, which were made by a female acquaintance, whom he had never met face to face with but only communicated via email.
“There were rumors that there was a woman in Europe who was in touch with me who wanted me to connect her with Oprah Winfrey to promote a book she had been working on. I told her Oprah is not that type of friend I just introduce anyone to, but she kept pushing and pushing,” he said
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“She became a stalker threatening me through the mail. One day she wrote a story on her blog that I had attempted to rape her. The rumors got to my boss who ended up firing me,” he added.
Jeff Koinange also revealed that he was fired through a phone call while driving on a busy highway.
“My boss called me and asked me to pull off the highway (I was driving at the time) and he said ‘Listen man, there is too much crap- too many rumours and I don’t think we can sustain you any longer, we will need to let you go'”.
This was a bad one for the multi-talented media personality as he and his wife were expecting a baby in two months time.
“But he said – don’t worry, we will pay you for the rest of your contract so you will be sorted but we just want to sever this relationship.”
Koinange narrated what he went through as a journalist in foreign countries and about his personal life through his book titled ‘Through My African Eyes’. He addressed the Niger Delta story, Marianne Briner-Mattern who accused him of fraud losing his job at CNN following the rape-scandal.
Jeff’s story is a great example that celebrities also suffer and that most have gone through a lot in life despite the smiles they put on while in public.