AceShowbiz - Will Smith is not staying silent after he's accused of having a sexual relationship with fellow actor Duane Martin. After his former friend and assistant Brother Bilaal allegedly spilled the beans in an interview, a rep for the Oscar winner has debunked the allegation.
In a statement to TMZ on Tuesday, November 14, the representative completely denied the allegation, saying, "This story is completely fabricated and the claim is unequivocally false." Apparently taking it seriously, a source close to the situation added that the 55-year-old is considering taking legal action following Brother's remarks.
Will's rep issued the denial after Brother spoke on details of Will's private life in an interview with Taska K. During the sit-down, Brother claimed he once caught the "Emancipation" star engaging in "sexual acts" with Duane years ago.
"I open the door to Duane's dressing room and that's when I see Duane having anal sex with Will," Brother said in a clip of the interview. Tasha said she needed time to process the shocking revelation, before Brother went on detailing, "It was a couch and, um, Will was bent over on the couch and Duane was standing up. Killin' him. Murderin'. It was murder in there."
Duane has not responded to the allegation, but he and Will have long maintained that they're not gay. Both of them were also married to their respective partners, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tisha Campbell, at the time.
Jada revealed in October that she and Will had separated since 2016, but they reconciled following the incident at the 2022 Academy Awards, during which her husband slapped Chris Rock. As for Duane, he was married to Tisha from 1996 before she filed for divorce in 2018. Their divorce was finalized in 2020.