Actress, Yvonne Nelson gets awarded with Gh500,000 Cedis over defamatory case filed against Mona Gucci

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that An Accra High Court has awarded Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, the sum of 500K Ghc, for defamatory case filed against Mona Gucci. (Read More Here).

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Recall that Mona Gucci said on Accra-based Neat Fm that Yvonne Nelson is one of the famous stars who are “slay-queens.” 

Her statement reads: “Yvonne doesn’t show off, but she is a slay because you know the slay queen it entails a lot, we have both showing off and some contacts and people who we know that the things that you do and the lifestyle you exhibit, someone is paying for you behind the scenes.”

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The “slay queen,” term according to her can be equated to a woman of loose morals, who under the cover of legitimacy engages in prostitution and other illicit activities for sustenance.

After her statement, Yvonne, reportedly reached out to Mona Gucci, telling her to apologise and retract her statement, but she (Mona) refused. Yvonne had no chance but to sue her for defamation of her character. 
The Court presided over by Justice John Eugene Nyante Nyandu ordered Mona to pay GH¢500,000 to Yvonne and also apologize for her defamatory publication about the celebrated actress.
The court statement reads:

“On the 13″‘ July 2020 the Plaintiff/Applicant herein caused a writ of summons and statement claim to be issued against the defendant praying for the reliefs set out in the statement of claim and the endorsement on the writ of summons. My Lord, it became necessary to serve the processes by substituted service due to the evasiveness of the defendant. That on the 8th June 2021 an order for substituted service was granted. That my Lord will notice from the docket that the defendant was served by an Affidavit of Posting dated the 8th of July, 2021. That a search dated 13th of October, 2021 shows that the defendant has made no response to the suit. That accordingly with the rules, we, therefore, pray this court for an order for Judgment in Default of Appearance. Respectfully submitted.”

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