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"Love Is_" Canceled Amid Abuse Allegations


Mara Brock Akil's tv series "Love Is_" has been canceled. News came out about the cancelation in mid December. The show was just renewed by OWN last summer. However disturbing allegations that were made by a former flame, against Salim Akil put OWN in a spicy situation. The show "Love Is_" was marketed as the real life love story between creative duo and marriage goals, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

The news of an alleged affair with the accuser who was suing Salim for breach of contract and abusing her.


Amber Dixon Brenner filed a lawsuit against Salim Akil in November. Dixon claimed that she and Akil were engaged in a romantic relationship during which he was physically, verbally, and sexually abusive towards her.

The couple has continued to be involved with their other television projects. Salim is an executive producer on the superhero show "Black Lighting". From the outside his career seems to have remained standing. It's a shame that "Love Is_" will no longer be on the air. Mara Brock Akil always provides a narrative that is relevant and authentic to the Black women's experience. Her show will definitely be missed.