Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ghana Porn Again?


Ghana Porn? The Truth about Ghana girl Ivy in Porn Movie



Of late there has been a video circulating showing “Ivy” a Ghanaian girl in a brutal “porn” movie. Having recently been retained, together with the Law Firm of Davidson & Cohen, NY to represent Ivy, we would like, with her permission, to caution other Ghanaian girls in the United States who may be approached on the train, in the bus or at school by a stranger with the promise of a modeling career.
There are scouts out there looking for young girls to deliver to the extreme pornography industry where these girls are drugged, gang-raped and videotaped for sale on the internet. These scouts pass around business cards with seemingly legitimate business names.

Nothing on the business card or in their appearance will tell you what they do until they whisk you away and the doors close behind you. Many a girl who have gone for photo shoots for a modeling portofolio have been raped.
The only mistake Ivy made that fateful day was entering the car of a white man she had met earlier in the day, who was to take her to his studio for pictures and a video shoot for a modeling portofolio. As anyone who saw the video can tell, she is lucky to be alive.

We also intend, in this message, to educate the general Ghanaian public about what happened, especially those who have already made up their minds. We would first of all like to point out that what people saw on the edited 48 minute video, was neither sex nor pornography but a young girl who was being brutally raped by several white men.

This was after she was driven to an isolated location out of State at night, drugged, and her cellular phone seized. The video has a man voice directing each action. Nothing on the video showed consensual sex and we have yet to hear one person say that they were sexually aroused by what they saw. The general reaction has ranged from anger, to sleeplessness, to loss of appetite.
Some have been overcome by such emotion that they have not yet regained their composer. The question to ask oneself is this: If this was a normal pornographic video, why did the men hide their faces from the camera except for brief occasional glimpses?

The truth of the matter is that Ivy was riding the New York City Subway when a white man who was walking through the train remarked that she looked beautiful. He told her that she looked like the model type and that he could get her into modeling. He also gave her a business card and asked her to call. The man represented to Ivy that he had helped get several girls like her into modeling and that he had access to several magazines.

A naive Ivy was ecstatic. Later that day, she called the man, who then told her that an aspiring model who was to come to his studio that day for a photo and video shoot had called off at the last minute and that if she wanted to get her foot in the door, she could come over as her replacement. Ivy agreed and the man drove over to pick her up. To make Ivy feel relaxed, the man picked up another lady (white or Hispanic) who he introduced as his wife and assistant and the person who will be applying the make-up and dressing her up for the pictures. The woman turned out to be an accomplice in the sordid scheme.
The long and short of it is that the man who met Ivy on the train was a scout whose mission was to find black girls to be delivered to a group of sick and probably racist white men to be raped and tortured and the whole thing captured on video for sale on the internet.

On their web site, they insult the girls that have fallen into their trap and boast about how they have broken them down and pulverized them.
Those Ghanaians who saw the video and knew right away that Ivy looked drugged, mechanical and was not a voluntary participant had the right instinct. Our hope is that others who concluded that Ivy voluntarily went to do a porn video and ended up being abused, will change their mind or at least keep an open mind after hearing the other side of the story.

To those who say that she should have refused or offered resistance, we have some questions to ask. Ask yourself; If you are tricked to an isolated location at night, your cell phone seized, doors locked behind you, with no knowledge of where you are and you are surrounded by six huge men telling you to cooperate or else, are you going to offer any resistance or are you going to do whatever it takes to come home alive?

How did you know that Ivy did not resist, if you have not watched the whole unedited video? Do you believe that only 48 minutes of video was shot or do you think that the video was longer but edited to 48 minutes? If you believe that the video was longer than 48 minutes, do you think that these individuals, who would not show their faces, would include portions that will show Ivy resisting? Have you seen any porn movie where the men hide their faces?
This case has just began, and as her attorneys we are determined to do everything in our power to bring the perpetrators to justice and to ensure that it does not happen to other innocent girls. Like the rapist who videotapes the encounter and keeps a copy of the tape, in the end, their own video will be the strongest evidence against them.

We implore those Ghanaians who are duplicating and selling the video to think of the consequences of their action. What they are doing is profiting from the rape and torture of a fellow Ghanaian and a young girl in her prime who could be their sister or daughter. We hope that their conscience will guide them to desist from such action.

In the same vein, we also implore Ghanaian African stores in the New York City Metropolitan area to desist from selling the tapes. If you know of anyone selling the video please call my office or send me an email. Your identity will be protected.
Let us all join in this fight for justice for our fellow Ghanaian citizen on this 50th Anniversary of our Independence.





Writer: John K. Akpalu, Esq., LLM (Harvard)

Contact:
Law Office of John K. Akpalu & Associates, P.C.
14 Manor House Square
Yonkers, New York 10701
914-965-9232




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