This past week has been a rollercoaster ride for Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar. After the claims made by Meesha Shafi of sexual harassment by Ali Zafar, things have been both – nasty and productive. With celebrities and co-workers choosing sides, the Pakistani social media audience is coming up with theories of their own.
Meesha Shafi Issued a Statement Few Days Ago
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 pic.twitter.com/iwex7e1NLZ
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) April 19, 2018
And Ali Zafar Categorically Denied all the Allegations
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 19, 2018
At first, Ali Zafar did not comment on the claims that were made on him. Later then, he mentioned how he will take the matters to court to make sure all the slandering allegations are given the treatment they deserve.
In the turn of events, it turns out, Ali Zafar did serve Meesha Shafi with a legal notice. Official news publications and outlets have been reporting that Meesha Shafi was served with a legal notice by Ali Zafar, which requires her to apologize on social media within 2 weeks.
While Ali Zafar continues remaining quiet on the matter, Meesha Shafi shared a tweet that sheds light on her legal counselors and the steps they will be taking now.
Meesha Shafi Made the Following Tweet:
“I have appointed Barrister @pansota1 and @nighatdad as my legal counsels to look after all issues pertaining to my sexual harassment claim against Ali Zafar. Media is requested to contact them to get any update on the ongoing issue.”
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) April 24, 2018
Meesha Shafi has announced that she will be taking the matters up legally as well. Both parties are now seeking legal guidance and influence to resolve the matter.
While the situation has taken a rather serious turn, we are all waiting to see how this ends. Hopefully, this will be treated as an example. A number of women have come forward, blaming Ali Zafar for sexually harassing them. On the other hand, various associated parties have mentioned that these incidents never took place and Meesha Shafi has greatly exaggerated the events.
Let’s see what happens next in this fiasco!