Nora vs Jacqueline: Delhi Court lists hearing of defamation case for May 22
New Delhi, March 25: The Patiala House Court of Delhi has listed the hearing on a criminal defamation complaint filed by actor Nora Fatehi for May 22.
Fatehi has filed a defamation complaint in Delhi Court against actor Jacqueline Fernandez and numerous media organisations. She argued that Fernandez's statement was malicious and harmed her reputation. The case was scheduled to be heard by Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Kapil Gupta on Saturday, however, it was unable to be heard and was rescheduled for May 22.
On December 19, 2022, the Court noted that the complainant's lawyer requested more time to file the list of witnesses. The complainant is free to file any necessary documents on or before the next hearing date.
Fatehi claimed, through her lawyers Vikram Singh Chauhan, Umair Ahmed, and Tanisha, that Jacqueline made a "false statement" that was "unnecessary and unwarranted." She "unnecessarily dragged the complainant" and "defamed her since she works in the same industry and is well aware that any artist's business and career is solely based on their reputation."
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Fatehi also voiced her displeasure with the defamatory remarks made by Jacqueline Fernandez, which were later carried forward and circulated by the other accused persons (Media organisations), all of whom were acting in collusion with each other, and a conspiracy by Jacqueline Fernandez to ensure the Complainant's (Fatehi's) financial, social, and personal downfall was hatched and enacted by the said actions.
"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", Fatehi said in her complaint.
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