- Actress Vatiswa Ndara denies that she was out to 'get' the Fergusons with her open letter
- She says she was simply tired of feeling exploited and had to speak out
- According to her, Connie and Shona got 'caught in the crossfire'
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Vatiswa Ndara says she did not mean to attack the Ferguson family when she spoke up about the unfair treatment she claimed to have suffered from their production company, Ferguson Films.
According to a report by TimesLIVE, Shona and Connie were 'caught in the crossfire'.
"People think that I was out to attack the Fergusons. It is not about that at all. I think you can say that they were caught in the crossfire now because there had already been problems. It was just that there were situations that involved them that pushed me to say enough is enough."
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Briefly.co.za gathered that it was the offer from Ferguson Films that had been the last straw for Vatiswa.
"When I was offered R110,000, I thought, 'It looks like I am moving backwards in my life if I am going to go into a project that will not give me financial rewards or satisfaction, and people in the industry are not getting that'."
The actress says she was tired of feeling exploited, and that she needed to speak up, not only for herself but for other entertainers as well.
"I was just tired. I was tired of us, as creatives, accepting the exploitation. It made me think that I need to do something. I need to do something for our cries because it is not only me. I just wanted someone to hear us, and that person is the minister."
It was earlier reported that the Ferguson family was taking legal action, but Vatiswa said she hadn't heard anything from them yet.
"I have not heard from the Fergusons since the letter was sent. I know that they are considering legal action but I have not received any papers yet. That is about as much as I know at this stage. I will wait and see what that legal action is. I have heard the reports but I don't know what I am being sued for. Is it defamation? I will wait and see and deal with it when it happens."
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Support for Vatiswa has been strong and other celebs also spoke up about how they feel regarding the treatment of entertainers and artists in the industry.
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