Jason Momoa, star of the blockbuster DCEU film ‘Aquaman,” has recently become the victim of a smear attempt this week over an altered video taken out of context, that accuses him of fondling Lola Iolani Momoa, his eleven-year-old daughter.
The real and unaltered recording, which lasts seven minutes and eight seconds, was taken at the Hawaii premiere of his recent hit film “Aquaman.” In the video, Momoa and his two children Lola Iolani and Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha participated in the ritual dance known as haka, dedicated to their Polynesian roots.
Momoa, who is known for his loud and proud displays of his heritage, has performed the haka at many events. In the first minute of the video, where the alleged groping takes place, Momoa can be seen emotionally embracing his two children just prior to performing the dance. In the context of the full, unaltered video, it is clear that no inappropriate touching is actually happening between Momoa and his daughter.
The doctored video, which shows just a mere snippet of a heavily zoomed-in shot of Jason Moma’s hand on his daughter, went viral via a post on Fly Height published on January 9, 2019 with the title “Sickening: Aquaman Actor Jason Momoa Caught Touching Underage Girls Breast On Video.” Since then the video has circulated throughout social media, causing many to falsely condemn Momoa.
According to several news sites the mis-captioned video, it originated from an internet user in Brazil. According to a Brazilian fan club, site Momoa is planning to pursue legal actions against the creator of the misleading video.