Filmmaker Jami Moor says he was raped by a media tycoon

Filmmaker Jami Moor says he was raped by a media tycoon

"I'm writing this now because #MeToo is under attack and I'm ready to partially vomit out my own experience," he wrote.
Updated 26 Oct, 2019

Pakistani filmmaker Jami Mahmood has come forward on Twitter with his own #MeToo account from 13 years ago.

On Sunday night, the director sent out a series of tweets in which he shared that the reason he's been such a staunch ally of the movement is because he's also a rape survivor.

"I was brutally raped by a very powerful person in our media world. A giant actually. And yes, I'm taller than him but I froze, not sure why. Yes, it really happens and happened to me," he wrote.

"I was so close to this guy, a friend, doing his mega shoots for his mega high-end books and museum launches etc maybe that's why my system shut down...or I couldn't believe WTF is going on."

He went on to say how he confided in a few friends from the media and no one took him seriously or did anything. He revealed that he spent six months or so in Aga Khan Hospital with a therapist, was put on Xanax and eventually left the country for a few months to reboot.

He also said the perpetrator attended his dad's funeral robbing him of the chance to mourn his father in peace.

"Till this day, I don't have the courage to come out and name him. It's super tough," he added.

"I'm writing this now because #MeToo is under attack and I'm ready to partially vomit out my own experience. It's all true what the victims say and how they say or hide. It's all an exact same pattern a victim goes through, like clockwork as if DNA has a SOS gene to shut up or they all will rip you apart in society."

Addressing the recent case of a college professor committing suicide on alleged false claims of harassment, Jami shared, "One wrongful death doesn't mean all victims are fake and liars. I'm pissed that they are attacking the movement and victims so I'm coming here today after 13 or so years to say 99.99% survivors are telling the truth always. No doubt ever!"

He concluded with: "Ask Mukhtara Mai how it feels when the system doesn't see a gang rape or victim or evidence or after conviction, lets go the convicts. We find one sad case and that too has university admin fault partially for stalling the clearance process. System failed him too. Truth! Stand for all victims all the time and it will be fixed. Selective activism is unjust."

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Haider Oct 21, 2019 01:09pm
Very brave of you Jami. You stand tall brother. Metoo movement will not end Inshallah and thank you for your courage to make our society a better place to live. One day it will not be victims who will be shamed but the perverts.
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Dr Imran Ahmed Oct 21, 2019 06:13pm
Pakistani society is highly chauvinistic. Even women internalize this attitude. Sometimes it is hard to stomach a culture which predictably blames the weak victim and sides with the powerful criminal.
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Sadaf Oct 21, 2019 08:01pm
I stand by you and all metoo survivors
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Mani Oct 21, 2019 08:05pm
Why don't you make a film on sexual harassment? Social media warfare can only take you so far. A film, if made well, can be much more effective. And if you are really wanna be brave, talk about how it's most prevalent in madressa's where majority of the Pakistani youth goes to study.
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Mani Oct 21, 2019 08:12pm
If this is really true, then Jami should expose the perpetrator and initial criminal proceedings. Otherwise whats' the point?
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Patriot Oct 21, 2019 10:24pm
@Haider Drop the name of the monster who raped you.
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Just Saying Oct 21, 2019 11:16pm
It is not clear if he was raped by a man or a woman.
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Shahid Khan Oct 22, 2019 12:44am
any Investigation being conducted?
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Saira Oct 22, 2019 04:11am
Respect for this great man's courage and bravery. This matters tremendous for all the hidden victims among us who will get moralised by Jami's courageous step. Thank you Jami. You are not only a great artist, but a great human being.
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Uday Joshi Oct 22, 2019 06:42am
Indeed a very brave revelation. May the culprit not be spared.
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fika77 Oct 22, 2019 06:49am
It takes great courage to come out as victim. It would be beneficial if you release the name of the perpetrator so others can save themselves.
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Samyukta Oct 22, 2019 07:41am
No one gains anything making up stories. Not one person stands by you. Every single person tries to negotiate with you , what we’re you wearing, what did you say, what time it was. But when a victim roars in fury and sorrow years later, the pus of pain finally breaks out. I salute you. The more we have of kinds like you, the more we help bring visibility and the stark light of scrutiny.
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Rihaab Fareed Dhariwal Oct 22, 2019 07:50am
Might as well disclose the identity of the rapist.
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Majid Oct 22, 2019 09:05am
More Power to you Sir Jami. This is very brave of you when everyone else is trying to destroy the metoo movement.
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A Asghar Oct 22, 2019 09:08am
Bravo Jami for showing the courage and speaking out. It takes a lot of internal debate, resolve and courage to come and speak of such incidents openly, be it for a man or a woman. The internal struggle and trauma is very real and same for both genders. Stand firm in your action and don't let negative comments or taunts break you... It is only the weak who knows how to be abusive and negative. Strong people lift and support each other. Be strong!
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Chooran band Oct 25, 2019 07:49am
Your California friend (Raseela) here, good job buddy! We stand by you!
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CAT Oct 25, 2019 09:14am
if he is brave.... he should disclose the name as Misha did.
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