Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to recent online accusations that her husband, Will Smith, had slept with fellow actor Duane Martin.
Will Smith’s former assistant, Brother Bilaal appeared on a podcast with Tasha K, claiming he once “opened the door to Duane’s dressing room and that’s when I see Duane having anal sex with Will.”
“There was a couch and Will was bent over the couch and Duane was standing up killing him, murdering him. It was murder in there,” he said.
In a preview of an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club shared on Wednesday, Smith’s wife stated that she and her husband will take legal action against the alleged associate’s claims that Smith had a sexual relationship with fellow actor Duane Martin.
Later on while discussing her new memoir Worthy, radio host Charlamagne tha God brought up the chapter and Smith’s wife elaborated on her and Will’s reaction to the news, calling the claims “ridiculous” and “nonsense.”
“Let me just say this,” Pinkett Smith began. “It’s ridiculous, right? And it’s nonsense.”
“This is a person who tried a shakedown, a money shakedown, and it didn’t work. 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,” she said.
According to the Madagascar actress, Bilal had previously worked with Smith on a book and felt he was not properly paid for his efforts.
“It’s based around this person’s idea that they, in some way, were doing business around Will’s book, and that they spent money, or what have you, and that they needed to be compensated. So he already tried to do this money shakedown,” she said.
“Will was willing to give him a certain amount, and he didn’t take it. So, this whole situation is based on that.”
Pinkett Smith said that she didn’t know the details about the alleged business deal between Smith and Bilal, but added, “Like I told you, we ‘bout to take legal action.”
A rep for Smith told PEOPLE of Bilal’s claims, “This story is completely fabricated and the claim is unequivocally false.”