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MEESHA SHAFI, MORE WOMEN SAY #METOO FOR ALI ZAFAR

By Siddharth Singh . 20th April 2018 10:30pm
MEESHA SHAFI, MORE WOMEN SAY #METOO FOR ALI ZAFAR

After 'Chambe Do Booti fame' Pakistani actress-model-singer Meesha Shafi accusing actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment and him denying the fact more women from the industry have come forward with similar allegations. The women, while lending support Shafi, tweeted saying she was not alone and they had faced similar experiences, reported Geo News. Make-up artist Leena Ghani thanked Shafi for being brave enough to speak out. Ghani wrote;

Seeing Meesha's courage it's impossible for me to not speak now, not only in support of her but also to say she's not alone. In the many years I have known Ali, he has on several occasions crossed boundaries of what is appropriate behaviour between friends.
She elucidated on how Ali's behavior displays a "clear lack of respect for women".
Inappropriate contact, groping, sexual comments should not fall in the grey area between humour and indecency. Comments that would make your skin crawl and make you feel objectified are not to be reduced to 'a joke' such behaviours can leave women feeling embarrassed, small and reduced to the level of entertainment at the hands of a woman. In such cases, women like myself run from a situation and hope to God you never cross paths again. And when by some misfortune you do, you hide from him. Hoping that his sleazy eyes and hands don't find you again. His hands don't make their way up and down your waist or hold you too tight while you desperately try to wiggle and run.
https://twitter.com/Leena_Ghani/status/987041422326026241?tfw_creator=Web%20Desk&tfw_site=geonews_english&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geo.tv%2Flatest%2F191952-after-meesha-shafi-more-women-accuse-ali-zafar-of-harassment Ghani said Shafi "isn't and has not been alone". She added,
The memories of the times when Ali thought he could get away by saying vulgar things still disgust me.
A journalist named Maham Javaid described an incident from "many many years ago" when Ali tried to kiss her cousin and pull her into a restroom with him. The journalist thanked Shafi for "reminding us that our stories matter". Blogger Humna Raza also recounted when he inappropriately touched her at a public event. https://twitter.com/JMaham/status/987014310735024128?tfw_creator=Web%20Desk&tfw_site=geonews_english&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geo.tv%2Flatest%2F191952-after-meesha-shafi-more-women-accuse-ali-zafar-of-harassment https://twitter.com/JMaham/status/987014315982106624?tfw_creator=Web%20Desk&tfw_site=geonews_english&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geo.tv%2Flatest%2F191952-after-meesha-shafi-more-women-accuse-ali-zafar-of-harassment https://twitter.com/JMaham/status/987014320767819776?tfw_creator=Web%20Desk&tfw_site=geonews_english&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geo.tv%2Flatest%2F191952-after-meesha-shafi-more-women-accuse-ali-zafar-of-harassment On Thursday evening, Shafi sparked Pakistan's #MeToo moment when she took to Twitter to allege Ali had sexually harassed her on more than one occasion. This is the first incident of a Pakistani celebrity speaking out about a colleague. However, Ali on Thursday denied Shafi's claim, saying he will take this allegation through the courts of law.