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Richa Chadha had filed a defamation suit against Payal Ghosh for unnecessarily dragging her name in the #MeToo case that she filed against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Richa had also named Kamaal R Khan and few others in her suit. The ‘Fukrey‘ actress had even sought Rs. 1.1 crores in damages.
Now, according to the latest development in this defamation suit, Payal’s lawyer said that she has agreed to issue an apology and also withdraw her statement against Richa. However, Payal has tweeted saying that she won’t be apologising to anyone.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Richa in her suit had demanded Payal to issue an apology on Twitter and other websites and also refrain from making any defamatory remarks on her in the future.
Today during the hearing of the defamation suit in Bombay High Court, Payal’s lawyer, Nitin Satpute said that his client is ready to issue an apology. Richa had shared a live commentary from the court, in which Satpute said, “My client has accepted the request. She is ready to tender an apology and withdraw the statement. She is ready to settle the matter.”
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) October 7, 2020
Apparently, Payal’s lawyer even said that she has made those comments about Richa “innocently”. However, despite her lawyer saying that she would apologise, soon after the settlement, Payal took to her Twitter and wrote, “I have nothing to do with Ms Chadda. We as women have got 2 stand with each other, shoulder to shoulder. I don’t want any unintentional harassment to her or me on this matter. My fight 4 justice is against only Mr. Kashyap & I want 2 focus solely on that right now. Let’s make the world see his true face.”
Payal further even stated that she won’t be apologising to anyone. “I am not apologizing to anyone. I have not wronged nor have I given a wrong statement about anyone. I just said what @anuragkashyap72 told me. #SorryNotSorry.”
— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) October 7, 2020
We wonder why Payal is contradicting her lawyer’s statements. Let’s see if Richa drags her to court again.
Meanwhile, Kamaal R Khan’s lawyer Manoj Gadkari has sought time to file a reply regarding this suit saying his client is not in India currently. KRK’s lawyer also said that his statements on Richa are what Payal has put out.
Court asks Advocate Manoj Gadkari appearing for Kamaal R Khan if his client can withdraw the statement.
Gadkari asks for time to file reply as his client is not in India. He says his client’s statements are what Payal has put out.
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) October 7, 2020
For more updates on this case, stay tuned to this space.