LAHORE: Meesha Shafi revealed during the first cross-examination in the defamation case filed against her by Ali Zafar that she only went public with the accusations when the matter could not be resolved privately between the two parties.
Shafi dismissed the notion that Zafar had incurred heavy financial losses due to the allegations, stating that the accused had been awarded the highest civil award and the prime minister himself had named him the ambassador for NUML. She added that his movie Teefa in Trouble also claimed that it raked in good money.
When she was asked whether she was open to the idea of a private resolution, Shafi said that a resolution would have been akin to Zafar accepting his inappropriate behaviour in the past. She said that she only tweeted when the company – that had employed both Zafar and Shafi – insisted her to work with him.
Commenting on the aftermath of the allegations levelled against Zafar, she said that her complaint regarding harassment and cyberbullying was yet to be responded to by the FIA.