Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty along with her husband Raj Kundra had recently filed a defamation suit of Rs 50 crore against Sherlyn Chopra. Now, replying to the defamation notice, Sherlyn shared her reply to the court where she stated, the suit is being used as “a weapon to stifle the pursuit of justice”. The actress had lodged a police complaint at the Juhu Police Station on October 14.
The official statement filed by Raj and Shilpa read, “The entire allegations made by Ms Sherlyn Chopra against Mr Raj Kundra and Ms Shilpa Shetty Kundra, are concocted, false, fake, frivolous, baseless, without any evidence, even to Ms Sherlyn Chopra’s knowledge, and have been made with an ulterior motive to defame and extort money.”
Sheryln took to her social media handle to share the papers and penned a strongly worded note which read, ‘Here are the first & last pages of my Reply Notice, sent by my Legal Team on Oct 23, 2021 to Ripu Sudan alias Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra with reference to their Defamation Notice.’
Here are the first & last pages of my Reply Notice, sent by my Legal Team on Oct 23, 2021 to Ripu Sudan alias Raj K… https://t.co/ZpyastrDQb
— Sherlyn Chopra (शर्लिन चोपड़ा) (@SherlynChopra) 1635170090000
The statement filed by Sherlyn Chopra’s lawyer Suhail Shariff, read “Unfortunately, a defamation suit is used as a weapon to stifle the pursuit of justice and free speech. It is used as a tool that can enable the accused to turn the tables and make a culprit out of a victim. A defamation suit falls under the category of what is globally known as SLAPP (strategic law against public participation) suits. A SLAPP suit is intended to censor, intimidate and silence a party from speaking freely and fearlessly by burdening them with the stress and cost of a legal defence until they abandon their criticism or opposition.”
At present, Sherlyn Chopra who calls herself a victim of the alleged porn racket, said that she is now seeking anticipatory bail in the Bombay High Court. The High Court will hear the case on November 17, 2021.