Ali Zafar slaps 100 cr defamation case against Meesha Shafi

Actor-singer Ali Zafar filed defamation case against Meesha Shafi , who accused Zafar of sexual harassment. Ali Zafar claimed that Meesha’s allegation has caused “tremendous injury” to his “reputation, goodwill, livelihood”. The lawsuit claimed damange control of Rs 100 crore.

The suit reads: “As the defamatory statements are patently false, it can only be concluded that this malicious campaign has been launched against the plaintiff as part of a motivated conspiracy to tarnish the plaintiff’s good image through making false accusations.

“The defendant has associated herself with the global #MeToo movement, with one of the launchers of the #MeToo movement Rose McGowan labeling the defendant as ‘a heroine for our times’.”

In the breakdown of the Rs 1 billion damages, the notice read: “Be that as it may, that due to the defamatory campaign being spearheaded by the defendant, the plaintiff besides special damages in case of defamation further suffered the following damages: Mental torture Rs 2 crore, Loss of contacts Rs 8 crore, Loss of reputation/goodwill Rs 50 crore, Loss of business opportunities Rs 40 crore.”

Earlier too Meesha Shafi had received a legal notice from Zafar but the singer-songwriter did not pay any heed, failing which Zafar slapped 100 crore defamation case.

The 36-year-old had alleged that Zafar harassed her on multiple occasions and that "my conscience does not allow me to be silent anymore."