Wasim Akram serves a legal notice to Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan
She will now have to respond to the notice within 14 days to avoid further action.
Updated - Jun 7, 2018 12:52 pm
The former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram, along with three others, has served a legal notice to Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan after she made some sensational disclosures about their personal lives in her autobiography. The book named ‘Reham Khan’ is yet to release in the market but the manuscript of which was leaked online recently. It also includes the details of her interactions with various celebrities and her marriage with Imran Khan which ended in the divorce after only 15 months.
The notice has been sent by Reham’s first husband Dr Ijaz Rehman, a British businessman, Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, and Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) media coordinator Anila Khawaja apart from Akram. They have claimed that she has defamed them in her autobiography by disclosing their s*x lives.
What are the accusations?
A ‘pre-action defamation protocol’ letter was issued to Reham Khan by a firm in West London on May 30 which claims that manuscript of her upcoming book contains a “litany of malicious, false, incorrect, highly misleading, callous, wanton, tortuous, prejudicial, damaging, libelous and defamatory” imputations against its clients according to the reports in Times of India.
According to the manuscript leaked, at pages 402 and 572, Reham has accused Akram of using his late wife to carry out his se**al fantasises by arranging a black man have s*x with her while he watched. “This is grossly defamatory, indecent and disrespectful to our client’s late wife. Wasim Akram is an internationally well known former Pakistani cricketer and media personality who is being acknowledged by cricket experts and fans as being one of the best test fast bowlers in the history of first-class cricket,” the notice stated.
Reham will now have to respond to the notice within 14 days to avoid further action. She has been asked not to publish the book in its current form and remove the defamatory passages. She has also been asked to give in writing that all the allegations made in the book are false and won’t be repeated again.