Ukhano is being accused of sexual harassment, Here’s what we know about it

11:24 AM | 19 Jul, 2019
Ukhano is being accused of sexual harassment, Here’s what we know about it
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LAHORE - Pakistani YouTuber and social media celebrity Umar Khan (a.k.a Ukhano) have been accused of sexual misconduct and indecency by several females earlier this week.

The latter (females) have come forward with screenshots and detailed accounts in this regard, while the former (Ukhano) has insisted that these accusations are “baseless” and that he has the evidence to prove his innocence.

While the things are unfolding, also with no apparent conclusion in sight, major support on either side is difficult to make and we are confused about which party to believe. Consequently, it’s worth taking a look at the incident and how it carried out in greater detail.

It all started on Twitter on just another Tuesday night when a very troubling conversation started to take shape. The topic? A recently deleted Facebook post that accused Ukhano of using his influence as a YouTube personality to sexually assert himself on unwilling girls, including her. With a storm clearly brewing on Twitter, more and more people came forward to claim that they had been subjected to the YouTuber’s allegedly predatory behaviour as well.

The following are a couple of screenshots that were circulated around Twitter, and they paint a very disturbing picture indeed.

https://twitter.com/iHalalFeminist/status/1151602131159461888

https://twitter.com/iHalalFeminist/status/1151767907585708032

Responding to the screenshots,  Umar Khan addressed to the allegations while giving an interview with a English daily MangoBaaz, saying: “Earlier today I was confronted with tweets from a girl accusing me of misconduct with her that has left me speechless and shaken. It has led to more of these misguided allegations, which are based on falsehood and dishonesty, I would firmly like to clarify my interaction with her, as with everyone else, is both consensual and mindful.”

He added that he is “particularly mindful of the difficult position women find themselves” and that “respect for both men and women is the basis on which we work together.”

He went on to share a video on Instagram addressing his family, friends and fans where he insists that he has “never made a single woman uncomfortable” and that he merely has a professional relationship with the person who originally came forward with the accusation.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0B6yEal6r0/

He further claims that he has visual evidence to prove his innocence and that he is not willing to publish it because it goes against his morals to do so.

Meanwhile, not only Ukhano is fighting from his corner a few others from the media industry have come forward to declare their support for him. Including the famous VJ Actress Anoushey Ashraf and European travel vlogger Eva Zu Beck.

Another YouTuber Taimoor Salahuddin (a.k.a Mooroo) echoes Anoushey’s sentiments by supporting Ukhano and stating that “judgments should not be made based on emotions and social media outrage”.

https://twitter.com/laylaaff/status/1151715331028783104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1151715331028783104&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftribune.com.pk%2Fstory%2F2016103%2F4-vlogger-ukano-responds-sexual-harassment-allegations%2F

It seems like this story is not going to end any sooner, as sexual harassment allegations from girls all over the country keep on pouring in, and Ukhano has yet to display his “visual evidence” that could ultimately get him off the hook.

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