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Actress Shilpa Shetty, whose husband Raj Kundra is currently in judicial custody in connection with the pornography case, on July 29 moved the Bombay High Court against a few media houses and social media platforms.
Through her plea Shilpa seeks to restrain publication of incorrect, false, malicious and defamatory information against her on social media and news websites. Those who have been made party in the defamation suit include The New Indian Express, India TV, Free Press Journal, NDTV, Facebook, Instagram, Facebook, among others. The plea also sought interim injunctions against the defendants.
As per a report in Bar and Bench, the plea stated: "The Defamatory Articles and Defamatory Videos have lowered the Applicant’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."
It further read: "A bare perusal of the Defamatory Articles and Defamatory Videos amply clarify that the Defendants are publishing/ uploading parallel private “investigations” and effectively acting as “courts” to condemn the Applicant and her husband as guilty based on what they claim is “evidence” found by them from their alleged sources, thereby trying to make a mockery of the judicial system."
The matter will be heard tomorrow (July 30) by Justice GS Patel.