Pakistani singer Ali Zafar spoke to Geo News about the sexual harassment allegations made against him by fellow singer Meesha Shafi. In a video that’s going viral on social media, Ali is seen breaking down in his interview to the news channel while explaining how the entire incident affected his wife and kids. Ali is seen revealing in the video that he was silent on the accusations because he wanted the court to perform its due process in the matter.
The sexual harassment case against Ali has been dismissed by the Pakistan court and now the defamation suit that he filed against Meesha is underway. In his statement recently, the Dear Zindagi actor informed that the court found nothing in the allegations made against him and therefore, the case got dismissed. He also mentioned in the statement that Meesha tried to sabotage his career by asking people to not hire him or feel ashamed of being associated with him professionally.
In another post shared by Ali on Instagram, he has released the video clip of his jam session with Meesha. The latter claimed last year that it was during this jam session that Ali harassed her sexually. Now, while sharing the video, Ali wrote in the caption, “This is a clip of the ‘jam’ where Meesha claims she was harassed. It is understood that she can’t be expected to carry a go pro to prove there had been any such thing, but luckily, WE had a camera and 11 witnesses, two of them women, to prove that she made this entire thing up. Believe your eyes and insist on them to guide your heart. And if you feel that ONLY women should be believed, then believe the two women in the jam room. #FaceTheTruth
It was in April last year that Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual misconduct. The allegations were made under then ongoing #MeToo movement. After Meesha’s tweet, several other women spoke against Ali on social media. A journalist also narrated the incident in which Ali allegedly molested her cousin. Another woman straight away accused Ali of touching her inappropriately in her attempt to take a selfie with him.