A young lady identified as Cassandra Owolabi aka Khassie has taken to social media to call out her former employer and renowned actress, Funke Akindele
Cassandra accused the actress of physical, emotional and financial abuse which she claimed to have suffered while working with her.
In a video that was shared on social media, Khassie said that Akindele’s staff had to endure physical and emotional abuse as the film star had been known to use degrading words on them.
Khassie also said that she once witnessed the film star slap a member of staff the way a mother would hit her child.
She also said that working for Akindele was like enslavement because they were ripped of their fundamental human right such as not having freedom of movement, speech or expression.
The young lady also said that the actress continued to do malicious things because she had so much confidence in her fan base and how her fans would never believe she was capable of evil things.
Speaking further, Khassie said that they were barely allowed to rest and that they had to keep writing at every waking moment. She also revealed that they were not allowed to watch TV or have any form of leisure
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A little update: About a month ago, I posted a lengthy video of my experience working with Funke Akindele. But the video was quickly brought down as a bid to shut me up. Naturally as a content creator, my instinct was to make another one right away but I couldn't bring myself to it due to the fact that I touched on a really sensitive topic (depression) and some experiences I passed through while working for her which was like opening old wounds and I needed time to heal from that. I am indeed happy and relieved that I finally got to make another video in which I touched on a few things because truthfully, even if I was given a day I would still not be able to cover all the ills not just me but her staff face daily. The experience has indeed taught me that not all that glitters is gold, literally! Looking back I just wondered how I endured so much when we were deprived of so many things. For instance, we couldn't watch TV (literally, the TV in our lodge was taken away weeks after we resumed) and she mustn't walk in on you watching anything on your laptop (can't tell you how many times she randomly sent people to come check if we were sleeping or doing anything asides writing). I mean, how do you expect your writers to be 100% productive when you don't allow them some leisure time? It didn't take me long to develop bloodshot eyes because there were daysssssssssss when we'd write all through the night, no sleep. We worked under DURESS AND FEAR. It is always about the script, the script is more important than you and your health. P.S – For the few who asked why my character in the YouTube series 'HOUSEHELPS' was replaced, well… Because I chose to leave she asked that I be replaced (no surprises there). #IsurvivedFunkeAkindele #SurvivingFunke #freedom #speakingmytruth