A year ago, Pakistan-based singer Meesha Shafi had accused actor-singer, Ali Zafar for sexually harassing her. This Saturday, the latter announced on Twitter that the case against him has been dismissed. Ali had then categorically denied the accusations and now plans to drag Meesha to the court for defamation.
Read his tweet explaining the case here:
As per a report in Mid-Day, Ali told the media outside a sessions court, which heard the defamation suit against Meesha that:
I am truthful and those who are honest appear without being called. There was a social media campaign against me and I have taken this up with the FIA.
A report in The Express Tribune also quoted Ali saying:
I can’t believe that anyone can come forward and accuse someone who’s innocent and decent, has worked hard for over two decades — solely on social media. Those who accused me, levelled allegations for personal gains and then went to Canada, the truth is I was targeted for personal gains. I don’t know whether by doing this she wanted to become another Malala and get fame abroad.
Meesha is yet to respond to Ali’s tweets and his defamation suit against her.