Arnold Asamoah Baidoo, the Public Relations Officer of Exclusive Events, organizer of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant, has expressed shock at the revelations by former winners of the show that they were exploited sexually.
He has described the statements as unfortunate and denied the allegations.
Exclusive Events has come under ‘attack; following some shocking revelations made by the 2010, 2013 and 2015 winners of Miss Ghana.
According to Miss Stephanie Karikari; Miss Giuseppina Nana Ekua Baafi and Antoinnete Delali Kemavor, during their participation in the contest, they were faced with sexual exploitations, verbal abuse and huge financial demands.
All three contestants and winners are pointing accusing fingers at Ina Patty for masterminding the various hurdles they went through.
Delali Kemavor, for instance claimed that Ina Patty took her to a man’s house for dinner but later she realized that an arrangement had been made for her to spend a night with the man without her consent.
She also narrated how Ina made huge financial demands of her, encouraging her to be “smart” in “getting big men” to sponsor her USD10,000 to enable her participate in the Miss World contest.
Miss Stephanie Karikari, 2010 winner also narrated how Ina had verbally abused her.
She said she was ridiculed and mocked that her looks does not befit being crowned Miss Ghana.
Stephanie however said she ensure that she was not manipulated sexually by Ina like some of her colleague contestants were.
But speaking with GHONE’s Abena Nyamekye during the Newsroom programme, Arnold, the Miss Ghana PRO said he was very disappointed with the former queens for their “wild” allegations.
According to him, the beauty queens’ allegations against the Miss Ghana CEO are ‘wild’ and could have legal implications.
Arnold stated that the Miss Ghana pageant has a policy that protects contestants, claiming that there was no way they girls could be manipulated or be left vulnerable in any way.
He decried the statements by the queens, saying they are injurious to the Ina Patty’s personality and the Miss Ghana brand as a whole.
Asked how the company would react to the various allegations levelled against the CEO and pageantry, Arnold responded that he was not in the position to make any further comments.
However, he stated the media and Ghanaians should wait on Inna’s side of the story before they start judging her and the Miss Ghana brand.
Meanwhile, Ina was supposed to speaking in an interview on OKAY FM this afternoon but she was nowhere to be found.
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