Aliko Dangote, Nigerian billionaire businessman, has revealed how his American ex-girfriend, Autumn Spike tried to extort $5 million from him.
The Moment Nigeria recall that the lady had taken to social media to share a copy of the court document and dragged the billionaire for offering her a meagre amount of $15,000 as hush money.
The details of the document has been dissected to the public. According to reports, Dangote filed a civil law suit against Spikes known as @Allarounda1 on Instagram, at a Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, US.
Aliko Dangote, however used the pseudonym, John Doe, alias AD, standing as the ‘acronym’ for his name.
He seeks $30,000 in damages against Ms Spikes, who in the process of exposing their relationship, exposed his butt on social media.
One of the court documents filed by the plaintiff on January 22, is titled, ‘Complaint petition for declaratory judgment complaint for (about) extortion petition for injunctive relief’ according to Premium Times.
The document accused Spikes of libel, defamation, cyberstalking and a breach of agreement “to keep their relationship private and off the social media”.
It also stated that Mr Dangote’s wealth made him a target for Ms. Spikes, who demanded “meritless claims of $5 million” in the nature of “palimony to which she is not legally entitled”.
The document also revealed that Ms Spikes had requested financial assistance from Dangote to startup her business and he obliged on the grounds that it would be private.
His court document read in part,
“Autumn Spikes demanded from the plaintiff assistance as an entrepreneur in a start-up business when there was no loan commitment, nor oral or written promise.
“The plaintiff once announced an oral willingness to provide entrepreneurial assistance to Autumn Spikes on the condition that it be confidential and private.”
However, he started seeing social media posts and planned media talk shows, which was intended to expose him and make his life miserable if he refuses to pay her the demanded sum of $5,000,000.
Mr Dangote said his “generosity toward Autumn Spikes, if any, has been breached by Autumn Spikes’ exposure and solicitations to media talk shows if he fails to pay her meritless demands.”
He maintained that he had the right to stop being generous to her and demand a refund of the funds he had given her to assist her business in the past.
Dangote also alleged that Ms. Spikes continued to threaten to subject him to false publicity if fails to comply to her demands.
The document further noted that the “Defendant has threatened communications on social media, Facebook, Instagram, and otherwise.
“John Doe has a right to terminate his generosity and to obtain from Autumn Spikes a refund of the monies he had given her to assist her in starting up a business.”
Dangote accused Ms Spike of cyberstalking and demanding for money. He also said that Spike have allegedly threatened to release private information if her demands are not accepted.
The document said Spikes’ demand is “embarrassing and upsetting” adding that she “demands support in lieu of marriage or alienation of affection when she is not entitled to the same”.
Dangote, prayers are ”a non-jury trial, damages, an award of refund of all of those monies she claims plaintiff paid her, court costs and such remedies as available under the law”.
He also wants the defendant to be restrained from demanding “payment in exchange for non-disclosure of their relationship”.
The lawyers said the plaintiff used pseudonyms like John Doe and AD to avoid unnecessary media attention and avert coercion to pay the demanded money by Ms Spikes.
See a page of the court document below,