The Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, USA, has given a 20-day ultimatum to Autumn Spikes, the embattled former mistress of Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, to respond to a lawsuit he filed against her.
According to the court summons served on Spikes, who is known on social media as @Allarounda1, failure to respond to the suit before the expiration of the ultimatum could lead to her losing the case, money, wages, and property.
Dangote had filed the suit on January 22, demanding the sum of $5 million from Spikes, alleging that she had defamed his character and blackmailed him by sharing a viral video clip showing her seated beside him while lying down on the same couch, with part of his buttocks exposed.
A copy of the court’s ‘civil action summons’ which was served on the African-American lady on Thursday, said she had ‘20 calendar days’ from the day she was served to file her response, warning her of the consequences of failing to respond to the suit filed by the billionaire businessman.
The summons reads in part:
“A lawsuit has been filed against you. You have 20 calendar days after this summons is served on you to file a written response to the attached Complaint with the clerk of this Court.
“A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties must be filed if you want the court to hear your side of the case.
“If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements.
“If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid office listed in the phone book.”