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Osama's former slave writes for TV

india Updated: Jun 24, 2006 12:21 IST
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Kola Boof, the former sex slave of Osama bin Laden, is writing for the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives".

The TV network is already trying to distance itself from the new hire, reports pagesix.com.

The show's executive producer Stephen Wyman says: "Yes, Kola Boof has had writing assignments from 'Days...' since May. However, she does not hold a staff position with our writing team."

In 2003, Boof had to pull her son out of school after rumours were spreading that bin Laden was his father.

Boof claims that she was held prisoner and was forced to have sex with bin Laden in 1996 when she was pursuing an acting career in North Africa.

She adds that he raped her and forced her to live with him for four months at a hotel in Morocco.

She escaped to Spain and in 1998 bin Laden threatened to kill her after reading her book of poetry, which was critical of Islam.

She has also been marked for death by the Sudanese-based National Islamic Front in response to her writings condemning slavery in Sudan and the ill-treatment of African women.