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OWN Cancels ‘Love Is _ ,’ Mara Brock Akil Reacts

OWN announced they have decided to cancel their hit series, “Love Is _,” in light of the abuse claims against Salim Akil.

 

Salim Akil done ? up the church’s money!

In light of the pearl-clutching allegations of sexual and domestic abuse against his alleged mistress and her lawsuit, OWN has decided to pull the plug on the second season “Love Is _.”

[Read Also: Director/Producer Salim Akil Sued By His Alleged Mistress For Domestic Abuse & Breach Of Contract]

The disappointing cancellation comes 5 months after the wonderful series was renewed for a second season.

On Wednesday, the network released the following statement:

OWN has decided not to move forward with the second season of ‘Love Is _.’

The TV memoir was inspired by the real-life love story of married producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

While Salim denies the allegations of abuse, the affair alone has ruined the essence of the show, in which his mistress claims is based on her relationship with the producer and director.

Mara Brock Akil took to social media on Wednesday to share her sadness over the show’s cancellation.

LOVE IS___ I am saddened that this great group of #artists and #storytellers will no longer get to create together on this project in this way.

This was a special tribe— assembling teams like this is by the grace of God— and I will miss not being on set with them to make more magic.

And though I know we will all go on to create more amazing work, I’m grateful there was a moment in time that we came together and had the courage to give our best to try and tell a story about love with love. #InTheLandOf #LoveIs

See Mara’s original post below.

 

 

Damn Gina.


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