Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar slapped a legal notice against singer Meesha Shafi demanding her to apologise for her sexual harassment claims against him or face defamation suit of Rs 100 crore. Last week, Meesha Shafi took to Twitter to write a full-fledged post narrating her ordeal where Ali Zafar allegedly harassed her sexually on more than one occasions. Reacting to her claims, Zafar denied all the claims made by Shafi and said that ‘intends to take this through the courts of law’.
Ali Zafar has asked Meesha Shafi to delete the tweet which consists of sexual harassment allegations against him and issue an apology, failing which he will file a defamation case against her.
Shafi’s lawer Muhammad Ahmad Pansota has confirmed the news.
“We have received the notice and are examining its contents. The contents of Meesha’s statements with regard to Ali Zafar are based in truth, and therefore we dispel this notice,” he tweeted.
Meesha Shafi shared a long note with a caption, “Sharing this because I believe that by speaking out about my own experience of sexual harassment, I will break the culture of silence that permeates through our society. It is not easy to speak out.. but it is harder to stay silent. My conscience will not allow it anymore #MeToo”
A day after Meesha Shafi’s allegations on Ali Zafar, many more women in the industry came out with their episodes of sexual harassment in the hands of the singer. Famous Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan tweeted and urged Ali Zafar to apologise and accept his mistake.