Organisers of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant, Exclusive Events Ghana, have dared some former beauty queens to mention the names and addresses of the big men who wanted to sexually abuse them.
In a strongly worded statement, Exclusive Events Ghana, owned by Inna Mariam Patty, rubbished allegations that it pimps beauty queens for money.
According to the pageant organisers, allegations of physical and sexual abuse by Margaret Dery (Miss Ghana 2017), Stephanie Karikari (Miss Ghana 2010), Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi (Miss Ghana 2013) and Antoinette Delali Kemavor (Miss Ghana 2015) are simply “frivolous”.
Exclusive Events Ghana noted that “It is very sad that in this modern era some young women still see themselves as only useful sex objects. Beauties without brains always consider themselves as sex objects and nothing else.”
Denying the allegations, the pageant organisers noted that, they have never on any occasion used the beauty pageant as a vehicle for sex for the contestants.
Winner of the 2017 edition of the Miss Ghana pageant, Margaret Dary, who was crowned October 7 last year at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra, tendered in her resignation to the organisers on Tuesday.
Margaret Dary, just like Stephanie Karikari, Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi, and Antoinette Delali Kemavor, made startling allegations, which suggested the organisers, Exclusive Events Ghana, subtly or sometimes coerced them into sexual relationships they were not interested in.
Read the full statement (unedited) below:
Exclusive Events Ghana Dares Former Beauty Queens to mention the names and addresses of the Big Men who wanted to Sexually Abuse them
The management of Exclusive Events Ghana, the organizers of the annual Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant by this statement categorically rubbishes the frivolous allegations of sexual exploitation, abuse and pimping of the winners of the pageant to preying men. These allegations levelled against Exclusive Events Ghana and Inna Patty are useless and categorically untrue, inspired by malice and mischief and only calculated to ridicule, embarrass, disparage and bring out the outfit into disrepute.
We are daring the former winners, Margaret Dery (Miss Ghana 2017), Stephanie Karikari (Miss Ghana 2010), Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi (Miss Ghana 2013) and Antoinette Delali Kemavor (Miss Ghana 2015) to mention the names and addresses of the Big Men that Inna Patty and Exclusive Events Ghana wanted the Beauty Queens to have sex with in return for financial returns and sponsorship deals.
It is very sad that in this modern era some young women still see themselves as only useful sex objects. Beauties without brains always consider themselves as sex objects and nothing else.
Women empowerment and development will continue to suffer setbacks if naive women still hold onto the old tricks of using sex as a medium to manipulate, discredit and blackmail people when situations and events do not favour their ways and aspirations.
Institutions, organizations and prominent people in society have had their hard earned reputation destroyed by the ‘foolish’ attitude of some women using frivolous sex allegations as a powerful tool in blackmailing.
Exclusive Events Ghana and Inna Patty have never on any occasion use the Beauty Pageant to sexually harrass and abuse contestants and that is so.
We urge our former beauty queens to exhibit maturity and back their sex allegations by mentioning the names and addresses of these Big Men who wanted to sleep with them so the necessary legal action can be taken against them.
Why is it that the beauty queens did not report the so called Big Men to the security agencies over sexual exploitation and abuse?