#CheesecakeGate: Matthew Booth slams Sonia's "unfounded" cheating claims

#CheesecakeGate: Matthew Booth slams Sonia's "unfounded" cheating claims

"The matter has been handed over to my attorneys," says Matthew. 

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Former football star Matthew Booth is speaking out after his wife, Sonia, detailed his alleged affair on social media this week.

The cheating scandal dominated the Twitter trends list on Monday and Tuesday after Sonia claimed the former Bafana Bafana player was having an affair.  

She shared pictures and videos to back up her claims, which included shocking claims about a missing cheesecake. Sonia alleged that Matthew baked his alleged mistress a cheesecake on the eve of her son's birthday. 

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The family woke up the next morning to find the cheesecake and Sonia's beloved cake carrier Tupperware missing. She shared a video of herself driving to the alleged mistress' home - with the woman's husband in tow - to recover her Tupperware. 

Matthew has called the allegations unfounded. He said in a statement:

"It is the utmost sadness and disappointment that my wife Sonia Booth resorted to airing these unfounded allegations on all platforms with an intention to tarnish my name without discussing them with me, and without considering the damage that these allegations will cause, especially to out minor children who are in the middle of their final exams and to the Mthombeni-Moller family."

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The retired footballer added that he will be taking legal action. 

"The matter has been handed over to my attorneys who have been instructed to vigorously take the necessary steps to claim the appropriate relief. I will leave this to the legal system and let the truth prevail in due course."

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Matthew also urged his sponsors not to be deterred by his wife's allegations. 

"I would like to appeal to Mrs Mthombeni-Moeller, the corporates and sponsors who have partnered with the Booth Trust for the advancement of soccer development initiatives not to allow this personal matter to deter the good work that's being done, and that which lies ahead."

Sonia, meanwhile, has received support from scores of South Africans. Some have even sent her their own "evidence".  One Twitter user shared pictures of Matthew and his alleged mistress having lunch at a restaurant in Johannesburg in October. 

Sonia claimed that Matthew left their son's soccer match early on the day in question. She also was sent a video of the pair having dinner

"This is overwhelming but I need ALL the evidence I can get. Thank you," she wrote on Instagram. 

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Main image credit: Instagram/@soniabooth, @matthewboothza

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