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  Entertainment   Bollywood  21 Nov 2020  Nothing defamatory in my videos: YouTuber to Akshay Kumar

Nothing defamatory in my videos: YouTuber to Akshay Kumar

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Nov 21, 2020, 12:13 pm IST
Updated Nov 21, 2020, 12:13 pm IST
YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee has opposed the defamation notice issued against him by actor Akshay Kumar in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput
Rashid Siddiquee and Akshay Kumar
 Rashid Siddiquee and Akshay Kumar

Mumbai: YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee has opposed the defamation notice issued against him by actor Akshay Kumar in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death case and refused to pay Rs 500 crore damages sought by the star, saying there was nothing defamatory in his videos.

Siddiquee has also urged Akshay Kumar to withdraw the notice, failing which he would initiate "appropriate legal proceedings" against the actor.

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Kumar had on November 17 issued a defamation notice against Siddiquee seeking Rs 500 crore in damages for making "false and baseless allegations" against him in Rajput's death case.

Kumar, in the notice sent through law firm I C Legal, said Siddiquee in his YouTube channel FF News has published several "defamatory, libelous and derogatory" videos.

Siddiquee, in his reply sent through his advocate J P Jayswal on Friday, said the allegations made by Akshay Kumar is false and is raised with an intent to harass him.

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It added that following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, several independent reporters, including Siddiquee, covered the news as many influential people were involved and other prominent media channels were not providing correct information.

The reply further claimed that every Indian citizen has the fundamental right to freedom of speech.

It further questioned the delay in the defamation notice sent and said the videos were uploaded in August 2020.

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