DJ Fresh denies sexual assault claims, plans legal action against ex

10 September 2019 - 13:27
By Emmanuel Tjiya
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Image: Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu DJ Fresh

Radio personality DJ Fresh, real name Thato Sikwane, has denied various sexual assault claims made against him on social media.

Fresh is one of the many male public figures that have been implicated in the #AmINext movement in which victims and survivors of gender-based violence name and shame their alleged abusers.

“The current allegations are false and without base. They have been made and published, recklessly,” Fresh broke his silence a week after the allegations first emerged.

“The fight against Gender based Violence is one of the biggest battles in our country and it saddens me that the focus is being shifted from real issues and perpetrators.

“I have consistently used the platforms on influence I am afforded to take a stand against Gender Based Violence.

“I have supported initiative in this area, motivated by the wish for a safe country for women and children, and the public at large. I am, and will, remain committed to this cause.”

Fresh also revealed that he plans to take legal action against a former girlfriend of his who also made veiled allegations about him through her Twitter account.

In the tweets, she revealed shocking allegations of her ex’s cheating with younger women, some of whom were in high school at the time.

“As for the statement made by someone I had a relationship with over 18 years ago, they are without merit and denied,” he said.

“I have, in the past, chosen to ignore this person, but due to the implications of the most recent statements, the matter has been referred to my attorneys to handle and I am not in a position to comment at this time.”

 “As a person who has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades; I have considered myself as a tool and a voice for the unheard,” he said.