Pakistani singer Ali Noor, the lead vocalist of the Noori band, started trending late Friday after Pakistani journalist Ayesha Binte Rashid accused him of sexual harassment. Ayesha took to Instagram on Friday to reveal photos of an alleged WhatsApp chat she had with the artist in which she accused him of being a predator, The chat read, “You emotionally manipulated me and what happened in the back of my car while driving to the airport was sexual harassment. You’re a sexual harasser and a predator.“
She also mentioned that she also ended her relationship with her drummer friend, as she did not want to be friends with anyone who supported or even stood by the harasser. The chat between the two showed that the duo had an old acquaintance but Ayesha raised objections after the ‘singer’s attitude towards Ayesha turned inappropriate’. The screenshots also include alleged replies from a musician, seemingly sent to her via his wife’s phone number after Ayesha blocked him.
The authenticity of the messages remains to be ascertained; however, Ali Noor has since taken to his personal Instagram account to talk about the allegations in a letter addressed to his ‘Nano’, in which he claims that Ayesha hasn’t shared all of his replies to her. “Today, I put the teaser and release date of the video and the son but as I was doing that, I got a message from newspapers that I have been accused of #MeToo by Ayesha Binte and my screenshots and apologies have been put up. She didn’t put all of them and that’s sad.” “You also know that I am not a sexual predator but clearly this direction of the life of mine could turn me into that and worse and My God I am so scared. Your message is the hardest hit I have ever had in my… I’ve truly lost my innocence and I will have to read it for the rest of my life and live with it, what have I done?” he added.
He goes on to add, “I even suggested I should be hanged and executed publicly. She simply wasn’t taking me seriously. Anyway, I am so glad she finally put it out. All I can say is that my life has taken a turn that I never could imagine and your message is truly a sign from God for me to see my truth. And yes, I am paying a very hefty price for my ego, my God complex… I have never been this miserable and yes you are right my inability to change myself is dawning as true reality.” Ayesha, I am truly your gunehgaar. You are definitely one of the most sincere, real and genuine people I know. You know the truth is I had completely blocked this from my mind …which only goes to show how [expletive] up I am.”
“Your innocence and honesty were the most adorable thing on the trip and man what did I do. I am taking full responsibility, both publicly and privately. Whatever your decision for punishment is, I will not dare to talk of my good or not so bad intentions here but if you check with your heart, you might find some space for my folly, I have to make this right. Tell the whole world to get me arrested, hanged, but please don’t hate me,” his message allegedly concluded. Following his earlier reaction in the form of the letter addressed to his ‘Nano’, Noor shared yet another post on his Instagram story saying, “This is no PR ploy to promote a new single. This is serious [expletive] and will have to be addressed… I don’t mind being called the worst person on Earth… but people around me are getting concerned and hurt and I hate to cause strife to anyone including Ayesha.”
Ayesha Rashid lately took to her Instagram to thank the audience for all the love and support!
Actress Meesha Shafi also took to her official twitter account to lend support to journalist Ayesha, have a look!
Sending love, solidarity and strength to Ayesha Binte. I still remember the trauma in my body, the way my heart was pounding like an explosion of anxiety the day I spoke up. My body learned what an anxiety attack is that day and it flexes that ugly muscle when I get triggered.
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) February 19, 2022
Amid all the allegations, Ali Noor has been trending on social media. Right after the issue popped up on social media, the audience was quick enough to respond. Here’s what audience had to say!