Filmmaker Jami recently opened up about his harrowing tale of sexual harassment, claiming he got raped by a media giant in the industry about 13 years ago.
The filmmaker took to Twitter to share why he had always been so vocal about the #MeToo movement and lent his support to the survivors. “Why I am so strongly supporting #MeToo? Because, I know exactly how it happens now – inside a room, then outside courts and inside courts,” he started off.
“I was brutally raped by a very powerful person in our media world. A giant, actually. And yes, I am taller than him,” he said. “I froze not sure why, yes it really happens and happened to me. Till this day 13 years have passed, 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, etc,” he added.
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Why im so strongly supporting #metoo ? cuz i know exactly how it happens now, inside a room then outside courts inside courts and how a survivor hides confides cuz i was brutally raped by a very powerful person in our media world. A Giant actually. and yes im taller than him but
— jami (@jamiazaad) October 20, 2019
After getting into the details of this painful ordeal, Jami refrained from naming the perpetrator. “Till this day I don’t have the courage to come out and name him. It’s super tough. I know my own buddies will laugh and joke or whatever shit we all desis do,” he said, adding how he confided in a few friends which turned it into a joke.
Despite Jami not naming anyone, people have started decoding his tweets and making assumptions as to who the rapist is. And as per a number of assumptions, fingers are being pointed towards the CEO of Dawn, Hameed Haroon.
In all probability Dawn supremo Hameed Haroon is the rapist. No other media mogul is associated with museums. The appearance of the story on Tribune and removal from Dawn, the deafening silence of Dawn bros and Hamna Zubair of Images is telling.
Filthy liberal elite.
— Meraj Hasan (@_merajhasan) October 22, 2019
Jami made allegation and gave hints that it's a media tycoon who also manages museum.
Hameed Haroon is a media tycoon, a gay and manages Mohatta Palace Museum. These facts confirm that he is the culprit.
— ڈیلکس ایڈیشن (@DeluxeEditionPK) October 22, 2019
Many pointed out how Dawn’s publications removed Jami’s story and then put up a censored version of it.
This is Dawns Hameed Haroon!
The only media mogul who matches all the description. Very certain this has to be him.
The silence from dawn and images is a further evidence.
The elitist are quite fucked up too. https://t.co/i5s2l5Cch7
— Ali Raza (@AliRazarizvi34) October 22, 2019
Because no mainstream media wants to even run @jamiazaad’s actual tweet and call out the victim despite obvious hints – everyone should name the obvious perpetrator Hameed Haroon.
— Sabeer Lodhi (@sabeerlodhi) October 22, 2019
So he is referring to Hameed Haroon
— Usama Qureshi (@UsamaQureshy) October 22, 2019
Hameed Haroon is the media tycoon of interest. It may prove the final nail in Dawn's sinking. https://t.co/36HwSAfTdX
— نويد أحمد Naveed Ahmad (@naveed360) October 22, 2019
Means Hameed Haroon might have some connection with this story, that might be the reason behind first removing the story and then making it live again after deleting "Media Tycoon".
— IM (@IdreesMahmood) October 22, 2019
Many are curious to see how this will turn out.
If Jami has accused Hameed Haroon of raping him. Then let’s see how Team Dawn reacts to this. Will they react the same way they reacted with meesha shadi Ali Zafar Case. Some MeToo cases u just know have substance. Let’s see if liberals of Dawn stand by their job or with MeToo
— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) October 22, 2019
Needless to say, Jami has always been vocal about his support for sexual abuse survivors and the #MeToo movement, including being an ally to Meesha Shafi. Adding his own experience to the mix has garnered immense support from twitteratis, especially in times when people have been pointing fingers at supporters lately.