Update: Masika issued the following statement, "While on set fully immersed in my character, for season two of Double Crossed, a show that bravely displays the reality and tragedy of human trafficking, I got caught up in the excitement of the moment and chose to use my platform to bring an essential topic to light by displaying my efforts to support the end of human trafficking. It is imperative that you understand the public's safety and the victims are paramount to my actions. I made no money, nor was it ever my intent. With that being said, I am aware that the way I went about it was distasteful, and I apologize to anyone whom I have offended or hurt with my delivery. However, I am incredibly grateful that we now have an open dialogue to refocus our attention on what matters most. I urge everyone to join me in my efforts to bring awareness to this awful reality. But most importantly, I urge everyone to help put an end to human trafficking."
We're told immediately following Masika's video being published on Instagram the creator of the show, Christel Gibson, starting getting bombarded with calls from people outside the set describing what had just occurred.
As we reported, Masika posted a video of a fake kidnapping where she cried and begged her followers to join her OnlyFans account and 'tip' her so that the kidnappers could take the money and let her go.
Turns out it was all fake, and Masika claimed she did it to get everyone's attention and raise money for sex trafficking. But, the stunt did not sit well with executives from UMC, the streaming service who airs the series.