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Tuesday February 27, 2024

Hareem Shah says friends behind leaked video controversy

TikTok star Hareem Shah admits viral videos are "real and private"

March 01, 2023
TikTok star Hareem Shah poses for a picture. — Hareem Shah/ Instagram
TikTok star Hareem Shah poses for a picture. — Hareem Shah/ Instagram

The latest controversy surrounding social media sensation Hareem Shah emerged after some videos of the TikToker, which she alleged were leaked by "close friends" Sandal Khattak and Ayesha Naz, started circulating on social media.

The videos of Shah had gone viral on social media on Tuesday, however, the TikTok star on Wednesday came forward with a clarification, saying that the clips had been "stolen and leaked" by Khattak and Naz.

Speaking to Geo Urdu from Morocco, Shah admitted that the "videos are real and private".

"I filmed these videos myself some years ago. One of them was shot in a house in Karachi and the other in Islamabad," she said.

Shah said that since Khattak and Naz had been living with her then, "they stole my mobile and saved the videos".

She said that the two had also threatened her of leaking the videos, just before they went viral.

Shah said she had contacted the Federal Investigation Agency in Islamabad over the threats but the authorities told her that "no action could be taken" at that time.

"Sandal and Ayesha leaked the videos to create difficulties in my married life," she said.

"They have gone too far in jealousy and envy. They stole my private videos from my mobile and leaked them," she said, adding that she will take legal action against the two.

Meanwhile, Hareem's husband Bilal Shah said: "Hareem told me that she had filed a complaint to the FIA a year before these videos went viral but the FIA told her to wait till the content is made public."

Expressing anger at the FIA, Bilal said that he is standing with Hareem and will soon take legal action.