Actor Akshay Kumar has served a defamation notice to a YouTuber from Bihar, searching for Rs 500 crore in damages for making “false and baseless claims” in opposition to him within the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Kumar, within the authorized notice despatched by way of legislation agency I C Legal on November 17, stated Rashid Siddiquee, in his YouTube channel FF News, has uploaded a number of defamatory, libelous and derogatory movies in opposition to him. The actor has sought an unconditional apology from the YouTuber, who has been booked by the Mumbai police in a separate defamation case, and in addition removing of objectionable movies from his channel.
“Our client (Kumar) states that because of your (Siddiquee’s) scandalous, defamatory and derogatory videos, he has suffered mental trauma agony and huge loss, including loss of reputation and goodwill, which our client quantifies at Rs 500 crore,” the notice stated.
“The stated movies make a number of false and baseless allegations in opposition to our consumer (Kumar) that he helped (actor) Rhea Chakraborty abscond to Canada, that our consumer had secret conferences with (Maharashtra minister) Aaditya Thackeray and the Mumbai police commissioner to talk about the demise case of Sushant Singh Rajput and so forth, ”it stated.
“These movies are false, baseless, defamatory and have been deliberately revealed to mislead the general public and is only a low cost publicity stunt,” the legislation agency stated within the notice.
“Our consumer is indignant and completely outraged on the public embarrassment, discomfort and anxiousness he had to face due to these false, scandalous and derogatory movies,” the notice stated.
The actor has requested Siddiquee to publish an unconditional apology, take down all of the movies the place references have been made relating to him and desist from importing such clips sooner or later. The notice stated if Siddiquee fails to reply to the notice inside a interval of three days, the actor would provoke authorized proceedings in opposition to him.
The Mumbai Police have individually filed a case in opposition to Siddiquee on expenses of defamation, public mischief and intentional insult for his posts in opposition to town police, Maharashtra authorities and minister Aaditya Thackeray.
Siddiquee was on November three granted anticipatory bail within the case by a Mumbai courtroom, which directed him to cooperate within the probe.
Rajput was discovered useless in his suburban Bandra residence on June 14. Rhea Chakraborty, the late actor’s girlfriend, was arrested by the NCB in a drug case associated to Rajput’s demise. She is now out on bail.
Chakraborty and a few others additionally face prison conspiracy and abetment to suicide expenses in reference to Rajput’s demise which is being probed by the CBI.
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