Leila Djansi recalls losing salary for refusing to kiss her boss

Leila Djansi recalls losing salary for refusing to kiss her boss

Ghanaian movie producer Leila Afua Djansi has revealed that she once lost her salary due to her reluctance to kiss her boss.


The award-winning film maker disclosed that she has had to deal with sexual harassment from her superiors both in Ghana and in America in the past.

Leila Djansi recalls losing salary for refusing to kiss her boss

Leila Djansi


According to her, she dealt with such cases during her formative years in the movie industry.


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The issue of sexual harassment at work places has become rife following revelations made by fellow Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson on the BBC's Focus on Africa, where she revealed that one movie producer requested to see her breast before giving her a role.


Lydia Forson further suggested that sexual harassment has now become commonplace and will only require stronger women to resist it.


Latest to also reveal her experiences in such situation is Laila Djansi.


The multiple award-winning movie writer took to Facebook to disclose how she lost her salary for refusing to kiss her boss.

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Leila wrote: "I’ll share my sexual harassment stories all week. In Ghana and in America. 


"Ghana: When I started out, a TV station owed me money. I met with the head for my payment and he asked me to kiss him first. I said no. Went home without pay. Spent another week without food.


"My dad was down with stroke so there was no way I was asking my parents for money. Thanks to friends who invited me to their meals.


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"America: My previous attorney who ended up robbing me. He said my breasts were too small, industry men will not find me attractive enough to give me deals. His advice was to get a partner with big breast who’d use her sexuality to get me into rooms. 

"Yes. Me too."

Source: Yen.com.gh

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