The legal battle between Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi over sexual harassment has taken the country by storm. The allegations on singer turned actor Ali Zafar garnered mixed reactions by fans and followers. On the other hand, some praised Meesha for her bold step while some criticized her pulling off cheap publicity stunt. The whole situation turned worse when few people, without waiting for the judgement of the court started to troll Ali unnecessarily on social media. Which caused him mental street and emotional hurt.
Now the latest is, Meesha has filed Rs 2 Billion Damages Suit against Ali Zafar in a Sessions Court of Lahore. She filed the suit against him for making false allegations against her on media. The damages suit includes Rs 1 billion for the loss of goodwill and reputation caused. And Rs 1 billion for “mental torture and agony”. Furthermore Meesha asked the court to pass a decree to declare Ali’s statements regarding her as “false, malicious and defamatory”.
The plaintiff (Meesha) also prayed in the plaint that, “the defendant (Ali Zafar) be permanently restrained from making any further defamatory statement against the plaintiff.” Adding more, it stated in the plaint that the defamatory statements had caused a loss to her goodwill and adversely affected her. The legal team of Meesha Shafi had also sent a legal notice to Ali Zafar for defamation in May.
On the other hand, few months back, Ali had filed a Rs 1 billion damages suit against Meesha for falsely accusing him of sexual harassment. The case is currently underway in a sessions courts in Lahore. Ali took legal action after Meesha accused him of harassing her “on more than two occasions”.
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Author: Nida Ali
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