Status quo has been ordered at the second hearing of the 1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Film Maker and Director Sohail Javed against Jami, he has still not filed a reply, rather challenged the maintainability of the case.
Jami had read out a letter from an unknown victim accusing a film maker of sexually harassing her in 2016. The letter was read out loud by Jami at the Lahooti Melo, 2019. After that, Jami continuously reposted the letter on his social media. After all the hints given in the letter, once people started naming Javed, Jami did nothing to negate them, let alone clarify or deny it. Instead, he played along, which clearly showed insinuation on his part. It is after this incident that Mr. Javed initiated legal proceedings.
On the case Sohail Javed says, “This stunt by Jami Mehmood has brought personal and psychological losses to me and my family, I took the due course by taking the matter to court, than responding back on the social media irresponsibly.”
Javed filed a 1 billion defamatory lawsuit on 9th March, 2019 and has demanded a public apology for insulting him on the same forum he had first spoken about it. Also, the notice demands removal of the posts from his social media accounts.
As much as we all hope that the harassment cases are addressed positively, we also hope for the fake accusations to be dealt accordingly. The next date of hearing is 6th April, 2019 and Jami’s reply is still awaited.