#MeToo: Filmmaker Jami Opens Up about Being Sexually Assaulted By Media Giant

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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.

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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.

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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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