LAHORE: Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.The 36-year-old mother of two shared her experience with Ali.Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment on multiple occasions.Meesha stated that she was sharing her story because she feels that speaking about such issues will break the “culture of silence”.
“Today, I speak up because my conscience does not allow me to be silent anymore,” said Meesha. “If this can happen to someone like me, an established artist, then it can happen to any young woman.”
She also stated in her tweet “I have been subjected, on more than one occasion, to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry, Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young, or just entering the industry. This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children.”
Meanwhile, Ali Zafar also responded to the allegations of sexual harassment on his twitter account.He denies all claims of sexual harassment and he also said that he intends to take the matter to the court.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 19, 2018
Meesha Shafi :
She says “When the incident happened, the very first person I told was my husband. After that, I spoke about this incident to someone on my team, and one of my friends.”
Meesha Shafi mother Saba Hamid also supporting her daughter in this matter.She says”I am totally behind my daughter and I support her decision.I’m hurt and angry and I feel very strongly about this. That this can happen to someone like Meesha who is so empowered is a rude awakening.”
“Previously, women weren’t even allowed to speak up about things like this. This has to stop. We need to tell our men this is not ok. No matter how minor or major harassment is, it leaves a scar. To heal this wound one has to talk about it,”.
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