Ex-Spurs star Victor Wanyama denies 19-year-old’s claims he paid her £5k for sex

Former Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has denied 19-year-old socialite Shakila’s claims that he paid for sex with her.

During an Instagram Live interview, Shakila claimed she had been paid “a lot of money for sex” by several Kenyan celebrities.

They included Wanyama and Khaligraph Jones with the teenager apologising to rapper Jones on Instagram, saying she was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

She insisted her other claims were true though Wanyama has hit back claiming both Shakila and interview publisher Arthur Mandela were using the claim to boost their presence.

Wanyama, 29, wrote: “My attention has been drawn to a video circulating online containing false, fabricated and insulting allegations aimed at scandalising my good name and reputation.

“I wish to distance myself completely from the contents of this defamatory video.

"The allegations made therein are a total fabrication and a figment of the maker’s imagination at best. I have NEVER met any party in the video.

"I strongly condemn the actions of both the woman in the video and the publisher of the video Arthur Mandela via his Instagram account @Xtiandela for encouraging the disparagement of character of individuals based on false accusatory statements.

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"The allegations made are manifestly fictitious clearly meant to boost the online audience of both the maker and of the insulting allegations and publisher of the video."

Wanyama's statement continued: "I have worked long and hard to build my character and standing in the society.

"Such malicious, scandalising and false assertions about my name and character are UNACCEPTABLE to me, my family and institutions who have placed great trust in me.

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"I am prepared to go to great lengths to protect my good name and character.

"Consequently, and with the blessing of my management team, I have instructed my legal team to pursue ALL legal remedies available to me and to which I have the unreserved right to seek.

"That is all I wish to state."

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