Shilpa Shetty Defamation Suit: The actor in her appeal to the Bombay High Court sought restraint news media websites and social media publishing “incorrect, false, malicious and defamatory” content her.
This was in connection with the pornography case against her husband and businessman Raj Kundra. Shetty filed a defamation suit against 29 media personnel and media outlets.
As per a report by Bar and Bench, the parties included in Shetty’s suit are The New Indian Express, India TV, Free Press Journal, NDTV, Facebook, Instagram among others.
Shetty in her petition alleged that the media outlets in question are maligning her reputation by putting sensationalising news to increased their readership and viewership. She argued that a person’s reputation once damaged takes before to improve.
The petition stated, “The Defamatory Articles and Defamatory Videos have lowered the Applicantâ€™s reputation in the eyes of the general public including her fans, followers, brand endorsement companies, business associates and peers who have now started believing in the reports being published by the Defendants.”
Shetty also claimed that the media outlets are putting false information calling Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra guilty in the pornography case. The actor sought an injunction against the media outlets from further publishing any such content information. She asked the court to ask the organisation to remove the allegedly defamatory content published against her on different platforms and sought an unconditional apology from the outlets for the same. The defendants in Shetty’s plea also include Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. Shetty asked the court to direct the social media organisation to remove the ‘false’ information about her from their platforms.
Shetty’s husband, Raj Kundra was arrested on July 19 in connection with the pornography case. The Mumbai Police crime branch has called him the key conspirator and has accused him of producing and distributing pornographic films in India.