Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mistress Claims Mara Brock Akil Knew About Her Affair with Salim Akil

Last month Love Is... producer Salim Akil was sued by his former mistress Amber Brenner for sexual abuse and breach of contract after she accused him of stealing her idea for Love Is... [click here if you missed that].

Now the mistress claims Salim's wife and co-producer Mara Brock Akil knew all about their relationship...

From Deadline
DEADLINE: What prompted you to want to make your story with the Akils public?
BRENNER: It started when Mara was on the cover of some magazine and she stood along with other women in the industry talking about #MeToo or Time’s Up. I read it and I was appalled and I felt disregarded and that the issues from the relationship that in the past I had tried to resolve or discuss regarding violence she was very silent about. Like not responding to texts earlier on in the relationship.
DEADLINE: Just to be clear, Mara was aware of your affair with Salim?
BRENNER: Oh, yes.
DEADLINE: So, what happened when you tried to reach out to Salim and Mara about this?
BRENNER: Salim blocked my phone number. But I first reached out to Mara when she was on the cover of that magazine. I wrote her an email saying how is it that you come forward now when in your private life you knew that your husband had a habit of hitting me?
The letter I wrote was very thorough.
I said I came to know it as reflective of the definition of abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and the abuse of power also based upon their stature in the industry and otherwise.
Read the full interview here