Judy Austin and I are not married – Yul Edochie tells court

Highly controversial Nigerian actor turned cleric, Yul Edochie has denied taking his colleague, Judy Austin as his second wife.

He said he is not married to Judy Austin, in response to a suit filed against him at an FCT High Court by his estranged wife, May Edochie.

May had accused Yul Edochie of having affair with Judy while she was still married to him and filed for divorce for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

In his defence, Yul told the court that the relationship that existed between him and Judy Austin was all part of content creation known as skit-making.

According to Premium Times, the actor maintained there is no legally recognised union between them or document which proves they are man and wife

Head of May’s legal team, Emeka Ugwuonye in a statement said the ongoing case at the FCT High Court, Abuja, slated for a hearing on 5 March, faced an unexpected setback as the court session did not proceed, a circumstance Yul and Judy claimed credit for.

The divorce lawyer further stated that May in her petition highlighted an alleged traditional marriage ceremony between Yul and Judy on April 24, 2022, in Anambra State. But, her husband denied the claim and accused a blog of promoting false information for financial benefit.

According to Ugwuonye, Yul wrote in his petition; “That since the news of the birth of Star in June 2021, Gistlover, as a negative blog that thrives in fake and manipulated information for financial gains, has been negatively exploiting every movie or skit featuring me and Judy and generating social media traffic for financial gains.”