Actor Akshay Kumar has recently issued a defamation notice against a Bihar YouTuber for allegedly making “false and baseless allegations” against him in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Kumar in his defamation notice against YouTuber named Rashid Siddiquee has accused him of uploading several defamatory, libelous and derogatory videos against Kumar on his YouTube channel FF News.
Kumar sought an unconditional apology from the YouTuber, who, as per a report by HT, has already been booked by the Mumbai police in a separate defamation case. Kumar also wants the removal of objectionable videos from his channel.
“Our client (Kumar) states that because of your (Siddiquee’s) scandalous, defamatory and derogatory videos, he has suffered mental trauma agony and huge loss, including loss of reputation and goodwill, which our client quantifies at Rs 500 crore,” the notice said.
“The said videos make several false and baseless allegations against our client (Kumar) that he helped (actor) Rhea Chakraborty abscond to Canada, that our client had secret meetings with (Maharashtra minister) Aaditya Thackeray and the Mumbai police Commissioner to discuss the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput and so on,” it added.
“These videos are false, baseless, defamatory and have been intentionally published to mislead the public and is just a cheap publicity stunt,” the law firm said in the notice.
“Our client is indignant and absolutely outraged at the public embarrassment, discomfort and anxiety he had to face because of these false, scandalous and derogatory videos,” the notice said.
The notice further added that if Siddiquee fails to respond within three days, Kumar will seek legal actions against him.