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‘Love Isn’t’ … Did Salim Akil Just Admit To Cheating On Wife Mara?

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Days after being accused of domestic violence, sexual misconduct and a decade-long affair, Salim Akil is seemingly only denying two of the startling allegations made by actress Amber Dixon Brenner.

The Black Lighting showrunner is speaking out now, via an attorney, and is flat out denying the accusations. Calling the statements “deeply upsetting,” Akil claims they are also, “totally untrue.”

In a statement first reported by Deadline, Salim’s attorney, Stephen D. Barnes, continues:

“We will defend Salim to the fullest against the false and offensive claims that a woman with whom he had a past relationship has included in multiple unsubstantiated lawsuits. Salim looks forward to clearing his name and to being able to focus on his work and his family.”

And while the acclaimed director calls all the claims against him “false and offensive,” he does admit that he and Amber “had a past relationship.” The admission in vague — no timeline, no explanation — but it nonetheless seems to confirm that he has indeed been unfaithful to his equally talented (if not more) wife, Mara Brock Akil.

In addition to claims of verbal, physical and sexual abuse, Brenner also alleges that Akil breached a contract over a screenplay that he is may have re-appropriated into the hit OWN series he co-created and produces with his wife, Love Is. She filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on November 20 ands Salim has until December 28th to respond.

Mara has remained silent on the unsettling accusations.

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