Pakistani musician Meesha Shafi has reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit worth Rs 2 billion against singer-actor Ali Zafar. She had earlier accused him of sexual misconduct and has now filed a damage suit which includes Rs 1 billion for the loss of goodwill and reputation caused, and another Rs 1 billion for mental torture and agony, as claimed by the musician.
Meesha has also asked the court to declare statements made by Zafar against her as ‘false, malicious and defamatory’ and ‘made to injure the reputation of the plaintiff’, reported Dawn.
As per the reports, the suit stated, “It is prayed that the defendant (Zafar) be permanently restrained from making any further defamatory statement against the plaintiff (Shafi).”
Previously, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Meesha, accused Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her in more than one occasion. “I have been subjected, on more than one occasion, to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young, or just entering the industry. This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children,” she wrote in an elaborate social media post.
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However, the Lahore court dismissed Misha’s case and in return, Ali filed a case of defamation against her.
“Meesha Shafi’s case against me has been dismissed alongside the appeal made against the dismissal. The case in the court is my case against her to pay for damages that her false statement has caused me, which naturally she is trying to run away from. I have also filed a case against all the fake and other accounts being used to run a campaign against me on social media. I have been quiet about all this for a year while thousands of disgusting tweets were posted against me, like a campaign every time a big event comes. But it’s time to expose the truth via due process of law for which I urge the FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) to take strict legal action. And a prayer to our respected courts to decide the matter at earliest for which I would like everyone to join me in asking Miss Shafi to come to the court. #FaceTheCourtMeeshaShafi”, read his statement.
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