More women step forward to accuse Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

More women step forward to accuse Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

In a statement on Twitter yesterday, Meesha Shafi alleged that Ali has sexually harassed her more than once
Updated 20 Apr, 2018

After Meesha Shafi took to Twitter to accuse Ali Zafar of sexual harassment more women have come forward with similar allegations.

Makeup artist/painter Leena Ghani tweeted in support of Meesha Shafi, thanking her for her bravery and shared her #MeToo story:

"[Ali Zafar's] behaviour shows 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'[...] In most 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 run up and down your waist or hold you too tight while you desperately try to wiggle and run [...] The memories of the times when Ali thought he could get away by saying vulgar things still disgust me."

Other women to have spoken out include blogger Humna Raza, who recounted her experience of being inappropriately touched when she met Ali at a public event.

Maham Javaid described an encounter her cousin had with the singer and commends Meesha Shafi for reminding her that women's stories should be voiced out.

A Twitter user by the name of Sofi alleged that a volunteer was molested by Ali during a fundraising event in Washington DC.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.