Mara Brock Akil's and husband Salim Akil seemed like the perfect couple - now Salim is being accused of sadistically beating his alleged side chick.
Yesterday news broke that a woman named Amber Dixon Brenner is claiming to have been Salim's longtime side chick. Amber claims that she and Salim started dating DURING his marriage to Mara, and that they carried on a nearly 10 year long affair.
And then it gets crazy. Here's how the website Jezebel is reporting it:
Brenner’s complaint alleges she and Akil began “a dating relationship, which involved frequent sexual contact,” about 10 years ago. Akil, according to IMDb, has been married to writer/producer Mara Brock Akil since 1999.
Brenner’s accusations of abuse are numerous and harrowing. They include multiple instances of physical violence in the form of slapping, strangling, and forced oral sex. Brenner alleges, for example, that during a birthday party in Los Angeles’s Roosevelt Hotel, Akil asked her to follow him into the bathroom, where he slapped her, causing her to stumble backwards, and then commanded her to perform oral sex. Brenner’s complaint alleges that he then urinated in her mouth.
Her complaint alleges that he photographed a sexual encounter without her consent, and that he also photographed her after commanding her to lick a wall in an underground parking lot.
Brenner’s complaint also describes verbal abuse: He allegedly indicated he would dispose of her in a desert if she got pregnant, and said if they were married and she cheated on him, “he would stick her hand in a hot skillet of grease.”
Amber goes on, explaining some more sadistic things that Salim allegedly did to her:
In another instance, Brenner alleges that she asked Akil to stop having sex with her during a painful encounter. “He refused to stop, saying: ‘uhnt uhnt [no, no]. Take it.’”
In yet another, the complaint claims that on a patio outside his house on Martha’s Vineyard, “he proceeded to stick three fingers up her anus and started lecturing her.” Brenner’s complaint includes multiple instances of him slapping her during sex.
In addition to domestic violence, Amber is suing Salim for breach of contract over a script she claims she wrote based on their relationship that Akil mined for other projects without proper credit.