In a shocking turn of events, Hollywood actor Will Smith is grappling with explosive accusations of engaging in sexual activity with Duane Martin, made by his former assistant, Brother Bilaal. The scandalous claims emerged during an interview with YouTube personality Tasha K, quickly going viral and creating ripples of controversy.
Will Smith, 55, vehemently denies the allegations, dismissing them as ‘unequivocally false.’ His wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, 52, known as his ‘life partner,’ has rallied to his defense, declaring their intention to take legal action against the accuser. The couple’s children, Jaden, 25, and Willow, 23, are reported to be ‘hurt’ by the shocking claims but are not entirely surprised, according to insiders.
A legal source exclusively shared with DailyMail.com, “Will is focused on his forthcoming movie and charitable projects but is considering all legal options as he suspects he is the target of a smear campaign. He’s exploring all legal options. Will believes the allegation is ludicrous and is hurt that a former friend would turn on him in this way.”
The allegations have added a new layer of complexity to the ongoing narrative surrounding Will and Jada’s personal lives. Despite Jada’s recent revelation about their secret separation seven years ago, the couple has now united to combat what they perceive as baseless and damaging accusations.
Rumors about Will’s sexuality have circulated for years, but the specific claims made by Brother Bilaal have reportedly hit the family hard. An insider disclosed, “These rumors are nothing new to Will and Jada. What is new is that his friend for 40 years is saying this. Jada is fazed by Bilaal’s statements because of his credibility and closeness to Will. The kids are obviously hurt by this, but nothing that comes out about their parents surprises them anymore.”
The insider further highlighted the impact on Jaden, who allegedly had to ‘hide his sexuality for years.’ Jaden faced criticism from his parents after openly referring to Tyler the Creator as his ‘boyfriend’ and expressing his ‘sexually fluid’ identity during a 2018 performance. The recent accusations have reportedly added to the challenges the Smith family is navigating.
In response to the accusations, Will Smith’s spokesperson issued a statement categorically denying the story, describing it as ‘completely fabricated.’ Duane Martin, the alleged co-participant, has reportedly chosen not to publicly address the claim.
Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the controversy directly, confirming the couple’s intent to pursue legal action during an appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show. She dismissed the allegations as ‘ridiculous’ and emphasized, “We’re going to take legal action. Because it’s one thing to have your opinion about somebody, versus just making up salacious, malicious stories. So that’s actionable, so we’re going to roll with that.”
The Smith family remains resilient in the face of adversity, with Will and Jada determined to confront the situation head-on. The accusations, described as part of a ‘money shakedown’ by Jada, bring forth a complex mix of personal and legal challenges for the iconic Hollywood couple.
As the story continues to unfold, the public is left to grapple with the complexities of celebrity life, personal relationships, and the blurred lines between truth and scandal in the entertainment industry.