Model boss 'shocked' by accusations

2016-03-23 14:07
Dawie de Villiers in court. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Dawie de Villiers in court. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Former model boss Dawie de Viliiers on Wednesday told the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge that he was shocked when he received a message from the mother of one his models, accusing him of having inappropriate conversations with her daughter. 

De Villiers said, at the time, he was on holiday in Port Elizabeth and had been on a fishing trip without his phone when the alleged conversation happened. 

He requested that the woman send him screenshots of the messages she was referring to, and she did. 

"That is when I realised that someone was using my name and picture or profile, doing very nasty things to girls, pretending to be me," said De Villiers. 

He informed the disgruntled mother that the BBM account her daughter had been receiving messages from was different from the one he used and he sent her proof of this. 

De Villiers said he immediately posted on social media and emailed a US modeling agency he worked with, telling them that there was someone doing illegal things using his name and warned them about this.

De Villiers, who owns modelling company Modelling South Africa, faces charges including rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, sexual grooming, compelled self sexual assault, intimidation, fraud and possession and accessing of child pornography.

He allegedly raped and sexually violated several teenage girls between 2011 and 2012.

He reportedly sought to have some of the charges against him discharged.

Judge Cassim Moosa discharged the counts of indecent assault, crimen injuria, sexual assault and grooming and fraud – mainly because witnesses did not testify.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  child abuse

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.