Violent attack on actress Pearl Thusi for supporting rapist Toll AS Mo


Violent attack on actress Pearl Thusi for supporting rapist Toll AS Mo

BET Africa has attempted to rectify the Toll A$ Mo saga that happened a couple of weeks ago, by promoting their all-female line-up.

during a promotional post from the channel on Wednesday, 9 September 2020, a number of the guests who will feature on season four of the show were announced. These included Shawn Mkhize, Khanyi Mbau, Moonchild Sanelly, Rami Chuene, and Nthati Moshesh. The post also stated that an extended list of leading ladies remains to return, indicating that the new season will comprise an all-female line-up.

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Behind The Story’s host, Pearl Thusi had come under attack in late August 2020, after she was accused of supporting alleged rapist, Toll A$ Mo. The presenter had informed viewers that the previous comedian would be appearing together with her first guests and asked them to submit questions for her to ask him.

Tweeps immediately began lambasting the show for giving Toll A$ Mo a platform for self-promotion, despite being accusing of sexually assaulting model and actress, Lerato Moloi. Many called out BET Africa for his or her clear misdemeanor and also question them on if that they had tackled the topic matter, or if they merely mentioned the ex-comedian’s marriage and career.

Following the social media uproar, BET Africa made things worse by “acknowledging” the allegations leveled against Toll Ass Mo, and suggested that they might air the episode, and wanted to offer Lerato (the alleged sexual abuse survivor) a chance to reply on an equivalent platform.

Their response didn’t sit well with many and caused for Tweeps to tug Pearl Thusi into the saga. Many accused the channel and Pearl of employing a rape-story as a publicity stunt for the show and threatened to boycott Behind The Story if the episode continued to air.

Thereafter, during a turn of events, the channel confirmed that the interview won’t be aired “out of respect for the present environment, legal proceedings and therefore the basis of impartiality.” The promotion of the all-female line-up appears to be the channel’s way of redeeming themselves falling the whole incident.