Jemima Goldsmith threatens to sue Reham Khan


LAHORE: Jemima Goldsmith, the former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that she would sue Reham Khan for defamation if her book is published in the United Kingdom.

In a tweet, Jemima said that, “I have been assured that it is too libellous to be published in the UK but if it is published here, I will be suing for defamation and breach of privacy on behalf of my then 16-year-old son and in relation to the moronic, re-hashed Zionist conspiracy theories.”

Meanwhile, speaking to a local news outlet, Imran’s second ex-wife Reham said PTI is scared of her book because it mentions a BlackBerry phone.

She was referring to the former PTI member Ayesha Gulalai’s allegation about Imran urging his party’s female members to use BlackBerry phones because in order to protect their communications.

“My book mentions a BlackBerry and perhaps they [PTI] are scared of it. There are scared of the information inside the phone,” she said.

Reham denounced her opponents, saying that those speaking against her are confused and not clear about who is backing her.

“If there is a Raiwind mafia they should come and support me. They are abusing on social media. They have kept private investigators and there is a mafia behind them. You could have seen if there was a mafia behind me,” she added.

She further said, “They are confused. Sometimes they say there is an Indian businessman then they say it is Hussain Haqqani. Then they say it is the Raiwind mafia, Hanif Abbasi or Shehbaz Sharif. They should decide on their allegations on who is backing me.”

Gulalai, who had announced to quit PTI in August last year after levelling allegations of harassment and corruption against party chairman Imran, called on Pakistani women to support Reham after the latter came under fire by the PTI and other prominent personalities over a leaked manuscript of her upcoming autobiography.

The book, titled ‘Reham Khan’, is said to revolve around her marriage to the PTI chief, which ended in a divorce mere 15 months later. The book’s manuscript was recently leaked online, which irked several PTI leaders who took to Twitter to accuse her of being part of an “agenda” ahead of the upcoming general election.