Popular filmmaker Jami is a renowned name in the industry. His work speaks for himself and there is absolutely no doubt that he is one of the best talents this country has.

However, on Sunday, the Operation 021 director shared in a thread that he had been ‘raped’ by a Pakistani media tycoon.

He added that the trauma he faced was one of the reasons why he speaks up a lot for the victims of sexual harassment.

He tweeted:

Why I am so strongly supporting #MeToo? Because, I know exactly how it happens now – inside a room, then outside courts and inside courts. How a survivor hides, confides… Because I was brutally raped by a very powerful person in our media world. A giant actually and yes I’m taller than him..

He continued..

I froze. Not sure why. Yes, it really happens and happened to me. Till this day, 13 years have passed and I curse myself why I didn’t take his eyes out.

But I was so close to this guy, a friend, doing his mega shoots for his mega high-end books and museum launches, maybe that’s why my system shut down. Or I couldn’t believe what is going on.

The director said he confided in a few close friends but no one took him seriously.

system shut down… or i couldnt believe WTF is going on. I told my few close friends but no one took it seriously.

I told them so many times with the name of this tycoon but (they took me) as if I’m a joker or something. Yes, high-end friends, top-end friends in media didn’t do anything,

This event led to around 6 months of therapy but when nothing was working in Jami’s favour he decided to leave the country.

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