Usman Mukhtar breaks silence over being harassed
Pakistani showbiz industry actor, director and cinematographer Usman Mukhtar has accused a woman of harassing, blackmailing and intimidating him for a year and a half.
He shared a long post on social media site Instagram titled ‘My Story’ in which he described the incident of harassment by a woman.
“I have been harassed, blackmailed by a woman for more than a year and a half, my family and friends have been harassed and hurtful remarks have been made about them,” the actor wrote.
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Usman Mukhtar said in his post that he had lodged a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) regarding harassment, but after a lapse of one and a half year nothing is known. He further added, “My mental health has suffered, my anxiety has been messing with my health because of this person.”
“I had wanted to resolve this quietly, in order to not bring negative attention onto a woman, any woman, but I can’t remain silent in good conscience while my character is constantly being maligned” he said.
The actor shared a screenshot of the female artist’s message to him but did not mention anything about the woman’s name and identity.
Usman Mukhtar said that he had worked on a music video with a female artist in 2016 and during the entire shoot, there were creative differences regarding his video and they were discussed several times.
He said the woman did not give him credit as a director in the video and he did not have a problem with that either.
According to the actor, a few years later, the female artist started making false claims about him on social media, which has affected his mental health.
Artists are announcing their support for Usman Mukhtar’s post by encouraging him. Tara Mahmood, Mahira Khan, Kubra Khan, Rabia Chaudhry and others commented on his post and supported him.
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