Salim Akil Abuse Accuser Calls OWN’s ‘Love Is’ Cancellation “The Right Thing”
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Salim Akil Abuse Accuser Calls OWN’s ‘Love Is’ Cancellation “The Right Thing”

EXCLUSIVE: “I got to a point where I could no longer live with myself and be the mother I wanted to be, be the Amber I always dreamed of being if I tolerated the history of the abuse,” says Amber Dixon Brenner of why she recently filed a domestic abuse and copyright infringement lawsuit against Love Is _ and Black Lightning executive producer Salim Akil . “I could not walk with my head up,” the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps actor adds. First in a now voluntary without prejudice dismissed federal case in late October and a Los Angles Superior Court filing last month , Brenner alleged not just frequent and chilling examples of abuse by the married Black Lightning showrunner but accused him and spouse Mara Brook Akil of ripping off the premise for Love Is _ from her 2015 screenplay Luv & Perversity in the East Village. Earlier this month , a lawyer for Akil called both the abuse and breach of contract claims in the jury seeking LASC complaint “totally untrue.” On December 19 , OWN announced that it had canceled Love Is _ after renewing the series for a second season in July . At […]

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