During the #MeToo wave, many celebs were called out for sexually exploiting the women around them. Not only in Bollywood, we had also reported, a Pakistani organiser based in the US, Sofi, had accused Zafar of sexual misconduct on the basis of hearsay and listening to another woman's account.  A woman in the USA had revealed last year that she was harassed and ill-treated by Zafar and her story was shared by Sofi. But now looks like after a year, the woman has realised that what she heard was untrue because she believed the young girl back then.  In her latest tweet, now the same woman has apologized.

Apologising to Ali Zafar, a girl named Sofi Tweeted, “@AliZafarsays I am sorry that a lie I was told & believed hastily (bcos liar was very young) though deleted is still being used to bash you & cause you pain. I shud have clarified much sooner but I was afraid of the trolls & online stalking & abuse. I hope this can atone for it.”

Sharing the tweets on his social media, Ali Zafar wrote, “The most courageous, brave and graceful thing you can do is accept and apologise for your mistake. I want everyone to respect this girl now and forever. Do not doubt or judge her or her intentions. She is verified to be a real and genuine victim of harassment who was misguided like many others at the time. She recreated and posted this from the same account she had posted from last year and deleted which is part of the legal record. This should be a learning curve for all to always verify FACTS before reaching any conclusion. Once again, thank you for your faith and love. Much love.”

In her series of Tweet, she wrote, “Last year, I tweeted when a young lady confided her harassment experience with Ali Zafar; I deleted it in a day when certain information was brought to my knowledge which contradicted her description of the incident to me. I am a victim of harassment & a MeToo supporter & inclined to blv a woman’s account but sometimes our faith in people is misplaced. I regret the pain my naïveté & lack of impartial judgement has caused Mr Zafar & I hope this can make amends!"

Not only this, in another defamation case filed by Ali against singer Meesha Shafi who has accused Zafar of sexual harassment. The case has been adjourned till October 7, 2019.


Images Source: instagram/ali_zafar

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