Aima Baig sends news platform a legal notice for defamation demanding written apology, Rs100m
“This is high time when we should stand against yellow journalism and fake reporting," says Aima
Aima Baig has sent the news platform a legal notice for defamation demanding a written apology and Rs100m!
Celebrity singer has served a legal notice to a news publication FHM Pakistan for taking out an old interview of hers to “falsely” report that Aima had said that she had a crush on her brother, who’s seven years older than her.
Aima Baig shared a copy of the legal notice in question on Instagram in which she has sought damages of Rs100 million and an ‘unconditional and written apology’ within 48 hours.
The legal notice warned the publication FHM Pakistan that if they do not comply and take down the defamatory news from all of their social media platforms, and publish an unconditional apology, they will face a “criminal complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the litigation which may be commenced in both civil and criminal lines”.
“This is high time when we should stand against yellow journalism and fake reporting (which is only done for the sake of comments and likes). I have had it enough so here I am standing up for myself and many others [who] become their next prey,” she wrote.
“The Instagram account through which you shared is followed by more than three million followers, and the people who view and read your posts tend to believe your statements due to your huge following and international presence, and you are well aware of that fact. It is evident that the scandalous and false and defamatory statement you have attributed to my client is explicitly intended to harm her reputation and to malign her before the public, for the monetary gain you are getting from clicks, views, comments and shares of your scandalous news/post/story,” the notice states.
“To deter you in future from committing such illegal acts and making such false and scandalous news having a bearing on the lives of people, the damages for my client are quantified as Rs. 100,000,000,” the notice said adding, “you are hereby called upon to tender an unconditional and written apology within 48 hours of the receipt of this notice.”