Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, who played murderous drug organization enforcer Chris Partlow in three seasons of the HBO crime drama ‘The Wire‘ has filed a suit in a Brooklyn criminal court Monday against a journalist who he claims sexually abused him on two different occasions.
Akinnagbe alleges that Lola Adesioye grabbed his butt during two separate encounters in May and June of last year. Lola’s lawyer, Robert Gottlieb said Monday that they had evidence showing that Adesioye and Akinnagbe were in a consensual relationship. He said he has three binders worth of flirty text messages between the two of them since they met at a party back in 2019.
“In that first binder are hundreds of text messages back and forth from one another that make it very clear that you have two young people flirting with one another,” Gottlieb told The Post. “They were talking about snuggling. … They talk about kissing.”
To add even more confusion, Adesioye moved into a Brooklyn apartment owned by Akinnagbe amid the alleged behavior, and she even worked for Akinnagbe
“After this last incident were all the text messages which show a continuation of their relationship, but now it’s clear she feels hurt and abused by this fellow because while all of this is going on she moves from her apartment in Manhattan and moves into an apartment that he owns and she is a neighbor of his now,” the lawyer said. They take trips upstate and this is after he alleged that she committed the sexual crimes against him,” he continued. “She was working for him 24/7. She was on call every single second of every day — on weekends, writing press releases for him.”
Gotlieb then adds that the two’s relationship started to sour once Adesioye fell behind on her rent to Akinnagbe, and demanded that she be paid for her work.
Interesting that Gbenga filed charges on Lola after he moved her into an apartment he owned, had her work for him, and apparently did not even pay her. There is definitely more to this story and it with surely come out once the case heads to trial.
The criminal case was originally set to go to trial on Monday but was postponed to August 10.
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