General News of Wednesday, 14 January 2015
The controversial former HIV/AIDS ambassador, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah, is disputing claims by her lawyer that she is depressed.
Joyce shockingly announced a few weeks back that she lied about her HIV/AIDS status for years, claiming that she never tested positive for the disease.
She has since been on different media platforms defending her actions, even though she has received widespread criticism by Ghanaians.
Her lawyer, Kojo Koranteng, however said his client should not be given the needed attention in public space because she is suffering from trauma and depression.
But speaking to Citi News, Dzidzor Mensah vehemently denied the claims being made by her lawyer.
According to her, his declaration will give the public the impression that she was pressurized to make the shocking announcement about her HIV status
“He said I shouldn’t be taken seriously. Whoever doesn’t understand might even think that whatever I said, I was under pressure or I was depressed and I didn’t know what I was talking about,” she fumed.
“But that is not the issue. I know very well what I was talking about,” she stressed.
The former HIV/AIDS ambassador, who was recently arrested for her earlier declaration, pointed out that “a patient that is going through depression, it’s something that is very serious that needs to be managed properly with even medication.”
“It’s now out that I’m depressed, I’m traumatized and blah, blah, blah as if I don’t know what I’m talking about. No, I totally disagree,” she added.
Dzidzor Mensah expressed surprise at her lawyer’s assessment of her condition saying, “he is my lawyer, we’ve been so good and nice but I am so, so surprised with what he did.”
She thus urged the general public to disregard the comments made by her lawyer and “whatever he is also saying shouldn’t be taken seriously because I know perfectly what I am talking about.”