Dancehall singer Denyque Dontre has hit back at a new controversial blog that leaked explicit photos of her online.
The controversial blog launched a few weeks ago on the blogger platform quickly became notorious for leaking explicit videos and photos of several women in Jamaica.
Earlier this week the site release explicit photos of the singer and a male partner, with a note requesting that she paid $50,000 to have the photos removed.
Denyque has since release a statement addressing the issue. According to the singer she has contacted her lawyers and law enforcement to have the persons behind the blog prosecuted.
“Sometime last week, a rouge blog appeared on the blogosphere and began posting revealing, nude, and personal photos of women. During this time, the operators of this shameful blog threatened to reveal similar photos of me which they obtained by hacking into my personal computer and phone.”
“The photographs were taken sometime in 2009 and were NEVER sent or otherwise distributed to ANYONE. They have remained my private property.”
“Let me be CLEAR that these photographs were also taken when I was in a committed relationship and that both myself and my partner, at the time, remain equally puzzled and disappointed at the surfacing of these photographs.”
“My management team contacted the operators of the blog on Friday of last week, and asked them to remove the photos or face legal consequences to which the operators of the blog, under the name “Nadine Stewart”, responded with scoffs and laughs.”
“My manager emailed them again and asked them to remove the photos, to which they responded and a MALE called from an “unknown” number, with a demand for $50,000 to remove these photographs. I have refused to comply. There is simply no way I will stand for blackmail and extortion. Absolutely none, and I have since reported the matter to the Jamaica Constabulary Force.”
“What about the other ladies on the blog? How do they begin to re-assemble their lives after these hackers and scammers wreak havoc? What happens when this wretched person decides that $50,000 is no longer enough money? What happens when the blog CONTINUES to post these illegally obtained photos and continues to destroy people’s lives? I will not stand for that. I will not support it,” she said.
“I am prepared to be the voice of all the innocent women who are being exploited, I refuse to sit back and be silent! It is clear that the operators of this blog harbour a great hatred for women and the idea of privacy that all consenting adults are entitled to. It needs to be shut down and the operators jailed.”
“I have accepted that as a person in the public eye, I am held to a higher standard of judgement, but I do not accept that I am not allowed the same privacy and space. I take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the persons who have offered me their support, compassion, love and well wishes. I feel truly honoured and blessed. Notwithstanding I will continue to be an advocate in defence of the innocent women who have suffered at the hands of this cruel act.”
The blog in question went offline on Wednesday.
Writer: Andrew Gilpin