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Ali Zafar Breaks Down on TV Over Sexual Harassment Allegations 

Ali Zafar was accused by several Pakistani actors in 2018.

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Recently, Pakistani singer Ali Zafar, who was accused of sexual harassment in 2018 by artist Meesha Shafi, broke down on television while talking about the issue. After Meesha Shafi, who had released a statement on Twitter, other women also spoke up against Ali Zafar.

In the short clip from the show ‘Naya Pakistan’ that surfaced on Twitter, Ali Zafar can be seen wiping his face full of tears and saying that he has been silently suffering for very long. He also accused Meesha Shafi of launching a social media campaign against him to sabotage his career.

“All of us have been quietly suffering for so long. Not just me, but my family - my kids and my wife too. I haven’t said a single word in the last one year as I had decided to take action legally through court’s procedures. But they have been making fake accounts and tagging everyone who tries to hire me in tweets against me in order to ruin my career”, said the singer in Hindi on the show.

You can watch the clip here:

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After Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment in 2018, the latter sent her a legal notice denying all claims against him. He had also taken to Twitter to release a statement regarding the situation.

In light of the situation, other women like journalist Maham Javaid had also spoken up about how Ali Zafar had tried to kiss her cousin several years ago. Make-up artist Leena Ghani shared her story on Twitter too and wrote how while getting a selfie with Ali Zafar, she felt his hand going up her waist. Raees star Mahira Khan had also supported the women speaking up.

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On Sunday, Ali Zafar tweeted saying that he was going to “prove in the eyes of people, with evidence, how she lied”. He also said that he would expose the social media campaign against him.

“Here’s the copy of Meesha’s case dismissal exonerating me in the eyes of the law. Now I will prove in the eyes of people, with evidence, how she lied! I will also expose the most heinous social media campaign against me that you may ever seen. #FaceTheCourtMeeshaShafi”, he wrote on Twitter.

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You can read Meesha Shafi’s statement from April 2018 here:

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