Court Bars Tonto Dikeh From Featuring Son, Andre On Reality TV Show
A Lagos State Magistrate Court has stopped Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh from airing any likeness of her son, King Andre in her upcoming reality TV show “King Tonto.”
In an order of injunction by Chief Magistrate P.A Adekomaiya of the Igbosere Magistrates Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, Tonto and Linda Ikeji Media were restrained “from airing, showing, disseminating or broadcasting, either through television, blogs or the Internet the person, name, Face, image, likeness or picture of King Andrea Omodayo Igo Churchill in the King Tonto Reality TV Show produced by Linda Ikeji Media pending the hearing of the originating motion in the suit.”
The controversial actress had revealed in December 2017, that she would be airing a no-holds-barred own reality TV show on Linda Ikeji TV, showing her cosmetic surgery and her life as a mother.
But Olakunle Churchil, Tonto’s former husband and father of the little boy had approached the court on behalf of his son to seek for an injunction which puts a stop to the respondent from featuring King Andrea in the programme in any capacity as he is regarded a minor not fit to make decision for himself.
Their lawyer, Anthonette Williams-Chukwu, had on January 11 filed the motion against Tonto Dikeh, Linda Ikeji Media Limited, and Linda Ikeji.
The prayer to the court was to seek to protect the boy from undue indecent exposure and exploitation by the mother for personal gain and fame.
The court then ordered an interim injunction asked that the child’s name, face, image, likeness and picture not air, show, be disseminated or broadcasted either through the television, blogs or the world wide web.
Churchill and ex-wife, Tonto have been in a legal battle over the right of featuring their son on the adult content filled TV show at his very tender age.