Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shetty and her businessman-husband Raj Kundra – who was recently arrested in an alleged pornography case, landed into a new controversy after ‘Kamasutra’ fame actress Sherlyn Chopra accused the couple of sexually and mentally harassing her. Sherlyn even accused them of fraud. But, recently Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have taken strict action against Sherlyn and reportedly filed a Rs 50 crore defamation case against her.
This move comes after the duo’s lawyers issued a warning to Sherlyn of a defamation case, following which she slammed the couple with an FIR claiming sexual and mental harassment.
This comes after Sherlyn on October 14, filed a complaint against Raj and Shilpa for allegedly committing fraud against her and mental harassment.
The statement reads, “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”. The statement further claimed that Shilpa Shetty is not at all involved in any of the working affairs of the JL Stream App. “It is nothing but an audacious attempt by Ms Sherlyn to drag Ms Shilpa Shetty’s name to create unwanted controversy and gain media attention. The allegations are nothing but an afterthought, wherein Ms Sherlyn Chopra, is arraigned as an Accused, in C.R. No. 02/2020, Nodal Cyber Police Station“.
The statement issued further informed, “Ms Sherlyn Chopra, has committed offences u/s 499, 550, 389 and 195(A), of Indian Penal Code, 1860. We have complete faith in the Indian Judiciary, and we would be initiating civil/criminal proceedings against Ms. Sherlyn Chopra before the competent court of Law, for Justice. We have put a defamation of Rs 50 crore against Sherlyn Chopra”.
Meanwhile, addressing the media at the Juhu police station on October 14, Sherlyn said, “I have filed a complaint to register FIR against Raj Kundra for sexual harassment, cheating and criminal intimidation.” Levelling further allegations against Raj Kundra, Miss Chopra alleged that on March 27, 2019, Kundra had visited her house late at night and sexually assaulted her.
For the unversed, Sherlyn had filed a fresh complaint with the Mumbai Police and accused the couple of sexually and mentally harassing her. She also alleged that the businessman threatened her many times because of which she withdrew the case against him.