- Connie and Shona Ferguson have released a statement about actress Vatiswa Ndara's open letter
- They have called the letter misguided, misleading and misdirected
- Vatiswa's letter has caused big waves in the entertainment industry
The owners of Ferguson Films, Connie and Shona, have decided to address the uproar that has been caused by Vatiswa Ndara's open letter to Arts & Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa.
TimesLIVE reports that they've received a statement about the matter and that in it, the couple said they do agree that the entertainment industry must be regulated.
They also added that Vatiswa's allegations have painted a false picture and that her letter was misguided, misdirected and misleading.
Here's part of the statement, as shared by TimesLIVE:
"As actors ourselves and producers we are aware of the challenges facing the entertainment industry. We support 100% a need for the industry to be regulated and for the Performance Protection Amendment Bill to be signed sooner rather than later."
"With that said, the allegations made by the various actors do not reflect the true position of the industry and paints a false picture, that may mislead the public.
"Shona and Connie Ferguson have other business interests apart from their production company and do not owe anyone an explanation as to how they manage their finances and lifestyle. The jab from Ms Ndara is petty, unnecessary and uncalled-for.
"The allegations towards FERGUSON FILMS are consequently misguided, misdirected and misleading and can be seen as a ploy to defame and tarnish our name and reputation."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the family has decided to take the legal route with the matter.
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