Bombay HC on Shilpa Shetty defamation suit: News reporting based on what police said not defamatory

Updated on Aug 01, 2021 12:41 PM IST  |  194.9K
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Bombay HC on Shilpa Shetty defamation suit: News reporting based on what police said not defamatory

The Bombay High Court on Friday heard the defamation suit filed by Shilpa Shetty against media houses in the ongoing Raj Kundra pornography case. The court has said that news reports by media houses based on police sources cannot be called defamatory. To note, the actress had moved the court asking for an injunction against defamatory content published on social media and websites.

She had also demanded an apology, deletion of all defamatory content, and a compensation of Rs 25 crores. As mentioned in Hindustan Times, Justice Gautam S Patel said, “The line between freedom of press & right to privacy will have to be balanced. It is possible that freedom of speech may have to be narrowly tailored. But it is not possible to ignore the constitutional pinning of privacy nor to say that if a person is a public figure, that person is deemed to have sacrificed his right to privacy.” The court also expressed doubt on whether a blanket restraint can be issued. 

However, the court also observed that the actress is the mother and because she is a public figure, it does not mean that she has sacrificed her privacy. The court also ordered the removal of certain videos from media and news channels that are prima facie defamatory against actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra. 

It is worth mentioning here that the actress’s husband Raj Kundra was arrested on July 19 for his alleged involvement in the making and publication of adult films through online applications. He is currently in judicial custody.

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Anonymous : shameless creatures
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : This is India. Defamation libel , creating stories and slandering are part and parcel of the culture.
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : She should file case against her husband for defamation
REPLY 6 2 months ago
Anonymous : You cannot say,I dont know anything,what my husband does means either your are dumbo or you are also involved.over acting math karo
REPLY 5 2 months ago
Anonymous : Yes. She is a separate person from her husband. Media must remember.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Hi Shilpa PR
REPLY 5 2 months ago
Anonymous : Shilpa needs to come back to Earth. She just took off (in the wrong direction) after Big Brother!
REPLY 7 2 months ago
Anonymous : imagine if she didnt started her affair with Raj years ago she would not be goign through this right now.. karma comes in all ways
REPLY 9 2 months ago
Anonymous : She is embarassing herself more
REPLY 6 2 months ago
Anonymous : They’re gonna protect her bectthey all had a piece of her since her London and Dubai days and probably now still.
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : How many have had a piece of you?
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : Shilpa stop, sit down your embaressing yourself.
REPLY 21 2 months ago
Anonymous : Seriously she doesn't have issues cheating people but once exposed it becomes defamation, ha ha ha shameless truly!
REPLY 19 2 months ago
Anonymous : sweety there is no smoke without fire . why give a chance to the world tosay such things about you .
REPLY 18 2 months ago
Anonymous : Serves her right! You need the media when you are faking a happy marriage image but not when they report facts? Lol, doesn't work that way darling. Media sometimes goes against your false image to report the truth, deal with it!!!!
REPLY 32 2 months ago
Anonymous : Indian media know about truth and facts? Lol. Ok now go and get a reality check. Lol.
REPLY 1 2 months ago