The Operation 021 director, formally known as Jamshed Mahmood Raza, took to Twitter to explain why he had always been so vocal in support of the #MeToo movement, sharing his story of how he was raped by an unnamed media industry giant, and the trauma that still hasn’t left him.
“I know exactly how it happens now – inside a room, then outside courts and inside courts. How a survivor hides, confides…” Jami tweeted.
Jami recalled that he had been taller than the assailant, yet he was still unable to fend him off. This ordeal took place 13 years ago, and the rapist was a man he had trusted as a friend; at the time, he couldn’t believe it was happening, and “maybe that’s why my system shut down”.
“I was brutally raped by a very powerful person in our media world.”
The filmmaker revealed he had attended therapy sessions for six months with medication after his friends refused to believe him, eventually leaving the country to “reboot”.
He also recounted how the man had appeared at his father’s funeral and Jami had been forced to hide inside as he pleaded his mother to make the aggressor leave at once.
“Til this day I don’t have the courage to come out and name him. It’s super tough.”
He ended his series of tweets saying he wanted to tell his story in support of the movement as everyone was attacking it after a professor from Govt MAO College commit suicide after being wrongly accused, saying “one wrongful death doesn’t mean all victims are fake and liars.
Jami previously made headlines in support of #MeToo when he threw out his LUX Style Awards in protest of alleged rapist Ali Zafar attending the event.
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