Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has broken her silence on the controversy surrounding the dress she wore for photoshoot on the occasion of her 40th birthday.
Mercy had been embroiled in a scandal after it emerged that the red dress she wore was not hers but that of a bride who was furious at the tailor following the discovery.
The bride was expecting her cloth from the tailor on her wedding day in Benin, the Edo State capital but got another of a lower standard.
Inevitably she was angry but, her fury increased after she came across a picture of Mercy on social media wearing the same cloth she used her money to buy and gave the tailor to sew. She took to Instagram to lay the matter bare and threatened to sue the tailor who later apologised claiming it was a mixed up.
The issue created a stir on social media with some persons blaming the actress.
The actress in a post via her Instagram page @realmercy said she had no idea the dress was for a bride as her stylist was responsible for the dress.
She wrote: “I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable.
“I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through.
“I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure.
“I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound.”