Nigerian billionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has revealed to a U.S. court that his former American girlfriend, Autumn Spikes tried to extort $5 million from him.
Aliko Dangote filed a civil law suit against former girlfriend Autumn Spikes at a Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, United States of America.
According to Premium Times, Dangote used the pseudonym, John Doe, with AD, that stands for the ‘acronym’ for his name, Aliko Dangote, as his alias.
He is seeking $30,000 in damages against Spikes, who in the process of exposing their relationship, showed his butt on social media.
One of the court documents filed by Dangote on January 22, is titled: Complaint petition for declaratory judgment complaint for (about) extortion petition for injunctive relief’.
He accused Spikes of libel, defamation, cyberstalking and a breach of agreement “to keep their relationship private and off the social media”.
It stated that Mr Dangote’s “business acumen has made him a target for coercion by the defendant”, adding that Ms Spikes demanded “meritless claims of $5 million” in the nature of “palimony to which she is not legally entitled”.
The relationship between Mr Dangote and Ms Spikes went public on January 1, after Ms Spikes with an Instagram name, “Allarounda1” shared a video showing herself seated and Mr Dangote stretching on a couch with an orange blanket.
The video gained social media attention after it went viral, as it also captured the ex couples having a good time but became controversial after Dangote’s butt was exposed.
Dangote in his suit said that Ms Spikes had in the past requested financial assistance from him to start up a business and he agreed to help her on the ground that it would be private.
His court document read in part: “Autumn Spikes demanded from the plaintiff assistance as an entrepreneur in a start-up business when there was no loan commitment, nor oral or written promise.
“The plaintiff once announced an oral willingness to provide entrepreneurial assistance to Autumn Spikes on the condition that it be confidential and private.”
He said he later started seeing social media posts and planned media talk shows “done to expose him and make his life miserable if he fails to comply with the demand for $5,000,000.”