Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra has filed a defamation case against actor Sherlyn Chopra seeking an apology and Rs 50 crore in damages for “lewd, below the belt” remarks against them on public platforms.
The notice was sent by lawyer Prashant P Patil who represents the couple. Earlier Sherlyn Chopra had filed a sexual harassment case against Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty. She had filed a fresh complaint, a week ago, with the Mumbai Police, and accused the couple of sexually and mentally harassing her. She also accused them of fraud.
“The entire allegations made by Ms Sherlyn Chopra against Mr Raj Kundra and Ms Shilpa Shetty Kundra, are concocted, false, fake, frivolous, baseless, without any evidence, even to Ms Sherlyn Chopra’s knowledge, and have been made with an ulterior motive to defame and extort money”, reads the official statement.
The notice says that Raj Kundra is the founder of the JL Stream App which is an entertaining app where fans can meet, chat and view exclusive content from their favourite influencers. Shilpa Shetty herself has nothing to do with this App but the notice alleges that Chopra has been dragging Shilpa’s name just to get some publicity. Chopra was one of the 300 artistes associated with JL Stream for a year until July 2021.
They have accused Sherlyn of demanding Rs 48,00,000 with an intention to extort money through her lawyer on October 4, 2021.
The legal notice states that Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty reserve their right to initiate criminal proceedings under the appropriate laws and also file a complaint before the Cybercrime Department. It adds, that Sherlyn Chopra must compensate both of them by paying them Rs 50 crore jointly, by way of compensatory damages for loss of reputation, loss of business and for bodily and mental agony caused within a week of the receipt of the notice and also to publish a public apology in leading newspapers and digital media platforms to the satisfaction of the couple. Failing this, Kundra and Shetty shall institute appropriate civil and criminal proceedings against Chopra.
The legal team of the couple said that in case they do not receive a reply from Chopra within seven days, they would initiate legal proceedings against her.