New Delhi: Actor Nora Fatehi on Monday filed a defamation suit against Jacqueline Fernandez and some media organisations in a Delhi court.
Claiming that Jacqueline’s statement caused harm to her reputation, Fatehi alleged that Jacqueline made “defamatory imputations against her due to malicious reasons”.
Both the actors were questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case lodged against conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
Nora Fatehi stated that she is aggrieved by the defamatory remarks made by Jacqueline Fernandez, which was further carried forward and circulated by the other accused (media organizations), all of whom were acting in connivance with each other and a conspiracy by Jacqueline Fernandez to ensure the financial, social, and personal downfall of the Complainant (Fatehi) was hatched and enacted through the said actions.
Fatehi alleged that Jacqueline also maliciously attempted to absolve herself from her actions in other criminal proceedings which are absolutely unrelated to the complainant, as reported by news agency ANI.
“It has started to become evident that the aforementioned rivals being unable to compete with the complainant fairly in the industry have started to try and tarnish her reputation which would cause her loss of work and hence would open up greener pastures for her rivals in the industry. It is also pertinent to submit here that the reputation of any person in the Film Industry is an asset and any denting in the same would cause huge and irreparable damage to their career,” stated Fatehi in her lawsuit.
Fatehi, through her Advocate Vikram Singh Chauhan, said Jacqueline made a “false statement” which was “unnecessary and unwarranted”.
She has “unnecessarily dragged the complainant” and “defamed her as she is in the same industry and is fully aware that the business of any artist and their career is solely based on their reputation”.
Court adjourns Fernandez’s hearing till December 20
The hearing in the Rs 200 crore money laundering case against actor Jacqueline Fernandez and “conman” Sukesh Chandrashekar was postponed by a Delhi court on Monday for one week.
After learning from the attorney representing Fernandez that she has not yet received full copies of the charge sheet and other documents from the ED, Special Judge Shailendra Malik postponed the case till December 20.
Judge Malik granted her the relief on a personal bond of Rs two lakh with the condition that she will not leave the country without prior permission of the court.