Singer Ali Zafar on Wednesday was served a legal notice for making “false, malicious and defamatory statements” against Meesha Shafi.
In April 2018, Shafi had claimed that she was sexually harassed by Zafar on multiple occasions. The allegations were denied by Zafar who then filed a defamation suit against Shafi in retaliation.
A legal notice has been served to @AliZafarsays against his false, malicious and defamatory statements against our client @itsmeeshashafi on multiple National TV channels. #MeToo pic.twitter.com/1ofo1KNhDb
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) May 1, 2019
According to the notice shared by Nighat Dad, a member of Shafi’s legal team on Twitter, the statements made by Zafar have “injured the reputation of our client” and “adversely affected our client’s honour and caused mental agony and anguish”.
The legal notice demanded an apology within 15 days of the notice, and to pay Rs2 billion as compensation “for loss and damage to [Meesha’s] reputation”.