Woman implicated in Lee-Ann Liebenberg and Nicky van der Walt social media drama 'accepts the apology'

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Nicky Van Der Walt and Lee-Ann Liebenberg.
Nicky Van Der Walt and Lee-Ann Liebenberg.
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  • Emily Kark, the woman accused of having an affair with businessman Nicky van der Walt, in a statement said she accepts the apology and retraction issued by Lee-Ann Liebenberg.
  • Lee-Ann, who on 2 July implicated Emily in an affair-drama which played out on social media, has since apologised and retracted her previous claims.
  • "Ms Kark accepts the apology and retraction of Liebenberg, regards this matter as being finalised and will not be making any statements to the media," said a statement released by Ulrich Roux and Associates on behalf of their client.

Emily Kark, the woman accused by Lee-Ann Liebenberg of having an affair with her husband Nicky van der Walt, has released an official statement through Ulrich Roux and Associates, labelling claims "baseless, dishonest and defamatory". 

The couple, who have been married for ten years, share three children together - Gia (born 2010), Gabriella (born 2014) and Jagger, who is four months old

The South African model has since apologised for the accusations she made against Emily on the same platform, saying: "I retract and apologise to Emily Kark for the allegations I made about her on 2 July 2021 on my Instagram page."  

The social media scandal broke on 2 July, when Lee-Ann, in a post on Instagram Stories, said: "It is with great sadness that Nicky and I have made the decision to part ways after 10 years of marriage." She later implicated Emily in the couple's alleged marriage problems on Instagram Stories, saying: "Emily Kark, you can have him." 

Nicky subsequently responded to his wife's shock revelation on Instagram Stories, saying: "In response to my wife's post. I love her and my children dearly and with all my heart. We are not getting a divorce."

The businessman continued: "Lee is suffering from deep PPD (Postpartum Depression). All I can do is try to be there for her for the best of my family, whom I love and respect with my whole being." 

All social media posts have since been deleted. 

In a statement released on behalf of Emily, Ulrich Roux and Associates said: "Said claims were devoid of any merit and made with the sole intention of causing reputational harm to Ms Kark, who was forced to seek urgent legal assistance in order to protect her reputation and dignity."

With regards to Lee-Ann's public apology on the photo-sharing app, the statement said: "Ms Kark accepts the apology and retraction of Liebenberg, regards this matter as being finalised and will not be making any statements to the media.

"She is now putting this incident behind her and returning to her life with her family." 

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