Director/Producer Of Love Is___ Salim Akil Accused of Forcing Oral Sex And Domestic Violence In New Lawsuit

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Actress Amber Dixon Brenner filed a lawsuit accusing writer/producer Salim Akil of domestic violence and breach of contract.

According to the lawsuit, Amber claims the she has had many years of  “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with Salim, who has produced and directed episodes of BET’s The Game and Being Mary Jane, and created OWN’s ‘Love Is___’ with wife Mara Brock Akil 

via Jezebel:

Brenner’s complaint alleges she and Akil began “a dating relationship, which involved frequent sexual contact,” about 10 years ago. Akil, according to IMDb, has been married to writer/producer Mara Brock Akil since 1999. Brenner’s accusations of abuse are numerous and harrowing. They include multiple instances of physical violence in the form of slapping, strangling, and forced oral sex. Brenner alleges, for example, that during a birthday party in Los Angeles’s Roosevelt Hotel, Akil asked her to follow him into the bathroom, where he slapped her, causing her to stumble backwards, and then commanded her to perform oral sex. Brenner’s complaint alleges that he then urinated in her mouth.

In another instance, Brenner alleges that she asked Akil to stop having sex with her during a painful encounter. “He refused to stop, saying: ‘uhnt uhnt [no, no]. Take it.’” In yet another, the complaint claims that on a patio outside his house on Martha’s Vineyard, “he proceeded to stick three fingers up her anus and started lecturing her.” Brenner’s complaint includes multiple instances of him slapping her during sex.

Her complaint alleges that he photographed a sexual encounter without her consent, and that he also photographed her after commanding her to lick a wall in an underground parking lot.

Brenner’s complaint also describes verbal abuse: He allegedly indicated he would dispose of her in a desert if she got pregnant, and said if they were married and she cheated on him, “he would stick her hand in a hot skillet of grease.”

Damn , These are damaging allegations. I love ‘Love Is__’ but this is real life

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‘Love Is ___’ Renewed for Season 2

Yayyy! ‘Love Is __’ is coming back for a second season on OWN and no one is happier than me.

“Mara and Salim have brought their heart and soul to this passion project working with our friends at Warner Horizon Scripted Television and we couldn’t be more thrilled to renew the show for a second season. This series is an important part of OWN’s scripted programming lineup and to see the ratings grow as the Akils’ love story unfolds each week is truly exciting,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN

The series follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett) as a couple chasing their dreams in 1990s Los Angeles. The story is told from the perspective of their present-day selves as they reflect on social issues and Black culture.

The series draws inspiration from the Akil’s real-life relationship journey.

“Love Is __” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on OWN. The Season 1 finale will air Aug. 21.

Im completely in love with this show , from the storyline to the amazing 90s fashion and music. This show is a rare gem in today society.