Actor Feroze Khan’s authorized troubles hold piling up as one other set of celebrities have introduced they are going to be taking authorized motion in opposition to him for sharing their private cell phone numbers on-line. On Tuesday, the actor introduced that he has served defamation notices to folks perpetuating “false and baseless allegations” in opposition to him with reference to the accusations by his former partner Aliza Sultan of home abuse. He shared and shortly after deleted a replica of what’s assumed to be the discover on-line, nonetheless, that discover contained the cell phone numbers and addresses of a number of celebrities.
Lots of the stars talked about in his authorized discover decried their private info being “leaked” and took to social media to name out the actor and announce that they’ll provoke authorized motion in opposition to him.
Khan’s deleted put up carried contact info of celebrities Muneeb Butt, Aiman and Minal Khan, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Mira Sethi, Sarwat Gilani, Yasir Hussain and Farhan Saeed, amongst others.
The primary particular person talked about within the discover to name Khan out on social media was Yasir Hussain, who shared messages despatched to him from random numbers asking for cash, performing roles or to be linked with different celebrities. He has since shared extra conversations. “This brother sent his own number but I didn’t out him because I went to school and therefore you should be able to see the difference. Shame on you stupid man,” wrote Hussain within the first screenshot he shared.
The primary star to announce authorized motion was Gilani who shared an image of what gave the impression to be her cell phone name log that includes over 100 missed calls from unknown numbers. She captioned her put up, “It is bizarre and despicable that private information, including phone numbers, of various famous individuals has been publicly shared on the absurd pretext of issuing legal notice to them by Feroze Khan.”
She known as these actions each “clearly illegal” and demonstrative of a “total lack of maturity to handle matters in a civilised way”.
“Two days ago Feroze Khan had one ex-wife and her lawyer now he will have to face 10 celebrities and their lawyers after him. Good luck!” Gilani wrote.
Shortly after, Minal Khan wrote, “Yesterday my private information including my personal phone number was leaked on social media. It was an utterly shameful act which was carried out intentionally by Feroze Khan on the absurd pretext of issuing a legal notice.”
“Such actions are illegal – This being said I will be taking very strict legal action against Feroze khan for leaking my private information on social media along with multiple other famous individuals,” she wrote.
Sethi additionally took to her Instagram tales on Wednesday and re-shared Gilani’s put up. “Echoing what Sarwat says here about leaked numbers. Unbelievable,” she wrote, including that her lawyer will reply to the discover and that she is going to proceed to face by Khan’s former spouse, Sultan.
Saeed has filed a counter-suit in opposition to the Habs actor. In a replica shared with Photographs, the doc dated January 18 reads that on the directions of Suno Chanda actor, an on the spot reply has been despatched to Khan and calls for that he withdraw the discover in opposition to Saeed and “tender an unequivocal apology” in the identical method, on all platforms on which “defamatory material” in opposition to Saeed was printed.
The doc learn that Khan’s authorized doc has been “unlawfully circulating” on social media platforms, WhatsApp teams and different digital areas with out truly being served to Saeed as per the regulation.
“We make it abundantly clear to you that your notice is neither properly served nor procedurally correct. The address of our client mentioned on your notice is instead the address of a media house where our client is working. This has been deliberately done to malign our client at his professional workspace. Our client has taken strict notice of it. More so, the action of your client to divulge personal information of our client on public platforms are detestable in the eyes of law. The deliberate actions of your client tantamount to breach of privacy of our client and has exposed him to unwanted calls, harassment by unknown people and have caused him extreme annoyance,” learn the discover.
It added that Saeed is considering lodging a prison grievance in opposition to Khan for “doing such an inappropriate act”. He has warned that in case any hurt involves the ‘Sajni’ singer or different events talked about within the preliminary authorized discover due to the breach of privateness, “the criminal and civil responsibility will be at the door step” of Khan.
The second a part of the discover accused Khan of making an attempt to “malign the respect and prestige” of Saeed within the eyes of his followers and public at massive by way of his preliminary discover. “The contents of your notice make it abundantly clear that your client is going through some personal issue with his former spouse and is entangled in complex multiple litigation with no respite. Therefore, people who have no nexus whatsoever with personal affairs of your client have been made party to your notice including our client without any rhyme or reason. We wish to state that our client posses no interest whatsoever in personal affairs of your client. The personal affairs of your client are absolutely not worthy of professional time of our client,” said Saeed’s discover.
It denied that Saeed ever posted, shared or said something inappropriate, defamatory or malicious in opposition to Khan, subsequently placing the Aye Musht-e-Khaak actor via strict evidentiary check to show the allegations levelled in opposition to Saeed. His doc additionally reads that Khan’s discover has injured Saeed’s popularity and subsequently he reserves the appropriate to recuperate damages from Khan for inflicting him misery and anguish. It concluded with the demand that Khan should withdraw his discover and apologise by way of written and verbal apology inside three working days in any other case Saeed has instructed his authorized group to launch each civil and prison motion in opposition to Khan.
The identical night time, Muneeb Butt took to Instagram and wrote, “Leaking my family’s personal details on your social media trying to play smart by uploading the notice of a law firm and deleting it. Whoever is suggesting this to you has thrown you into deep trouble my friend. I feel bad for you, now you will have to face all of this… Initially I thought it’s [a] stupid mistake and waited for 24 hours but no apology or excuse proved that it was a deliberate move. I thought you were better than that, seriously. Complaint registration/verification process has been completed [and] FIA Cyber Circle has initiated the inquiry. The process has started [and] you will have to taste your own medicine. Now wait for the call.”
Within the third slide of his put up, he shared a photograph of the cyber grievance he filed in opposition to Khan for cyber stalking through which he expressed how distressed each he and his spouse Aiman have been since their non-public particulars akin to their cell phone numbers and handle have been revealed by Khan.
Muneeb’s grievance additionally famous that his sister-in-law Minal was additionally talked about in Khan’s authorized discover. “Unknown numbers are calling my wife and unknown suspicious people are coming to my residence, which is [a] great security threat to me and my family. We need strict action against Feroze Khan,” learn the grievance.
Sharing the identical doc on his Instagram story, Muneeb stated that it will have been simple to say Khan and his household’s private particulars however he didn’t as a result of “there’s a difference”. He stated he nonetheless respects Khan’s household and received’t ever try this to them.
Butt’s spouse Aiman additionally shared an announcement on Instagram, saying, “Yesterday my private information including my personal phone number was leaked on social media. It was an utterly shameful act which was carried out intentionally by Feroze Khan on the absurd pretext of issuing a legal notice.”
She stated his motion prompted her extreme psychological misery as she has been receiving a whole lot of calls and messages. “My personal security has been breached and put at risk as I have been mentally harassed, tortured and threatened by multiple numbers. Me and my family’s lives have been put in danger,” she wrote in her caption. Within the put up, Aiman known as it an “intentional act” to leak their private particulars and stated it’s each “immature but bizarre and unethical”.
The Baandi actor stated that she received’t take this matter frivolously and can pursue authorized motion in opposition to Khan for the invasion of her privateness.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Filmmaker Chinoy who was additionally talked about within the authorized discover, took to her Instagram tales on Wednesday with an image of what seems to be her name log and wrote, “Leaking personal information including phone numbers and addresses is a criminal offence FYI.”
In one other Instagram story she stated that she has 20 years of coping with males “who are perpetrators of domestic violence” and is aware of “every play in the book”.
Osman Khalid Butt
Osman reshared Gilani’s Instagram put up and wrote, “Here’s to always fighting the good fight, no matter the repercussions.” In one other Instagram story he shared Minal’s put up and stated he doesn’t even have the phrases to explain the scenario proper now, calling the final two days a “nightmare”. “[I] can’t imagine what you – and all the female artists targeted – must be going through,” he wrote, directed at Minal.
Sultan and Khan married in 2018 and share a son and a daughter collectively. They introduced their intention to divorce in September and stated they have been in the course of courtroom proceedings discussing custody and visitation rights for his or her two youngsters. Sultan had stated she was bodily and psychologically abused by her former companion throughout their marriage. Khan refused to remark on the time.
In October, Sultan shared emergency room information which marked “blunt injuries on both her arms, her back, chest and face” in addition to pictures of the bruises as proof of abuse. A number of members of the leisure trade rallied behind her on social media. A day after Sultan’s allegations, Khan denied them and vowed to take authorized motion in opposition to the perpetrators of the “rumours”.
A Karachi household courtroom is listening to two instances — one filed by Khan for custody of their two youngsters and one other filed by Sultan for upkeep cash for the kids. On the final listening to of the case in December, the courtroom ordered the verification of proof submitted by Sultan. The SHO of the Darakhshan police station and the medico-legal officer of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre have been directed to submit their studies within the case.