Former Interior Minister Rehman Malik has denied the rape allegations Of American blogger Cynthia D Ritchie. He called the accusation ‘wild’ and ‘baseless’.
Rehman Malik denied Cynthia’s accusations
“Senator A. Rehman Malik has endorsed the statement of former Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani wherein he has denied the allegations leveled by US Citizen Cynthia D. Ritchie,” said a statement released by the PPP leader’s spokesperson.
Rehman Malik said that these allegations are intended to malign and scandalize him with malafide intentions.
Even former PM Yousuf Raza Gillani has also denied the allegations of Cynthia D Ritchie.
Rahman Malik’s spokesperson asked that why Cynthia D Ritchie remained silent for 10 years. He called the allegations from the vested interests to taint his reputation.
“Tweets from Indian RAW directly threatening Senator A. Rehman Malik [and] hinting him of some dirty moves against him as senator stands against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is committed to Kashmir cause,” further said the senator’s spokesperson.
He further added that Malik will not directly respond to Cynthia D Ritche’s allegations. As he considers this ‘below his dignity’.
“Senator Malik’s sons independently have asked their lawyers for necessary legal action and defamation against her.”
“Malik has always been fighting for the rights and dignity of women. Her reaction has come also due to Senator A. Rehman Malik’s action as Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior regarding the derogatory remarks and fake news of the said US citizen against Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto which she has tweeted earlier.”
Cynthia D Ritchie accused Rehman Malik of rape
American filmmaker, Cynthia D Ritchie claims former Interior Minister, Rehman Maliks raped her. Her shocking claims brought her in hot waters. As she faced strong resistance from PPP leadership following her claims.
Cynthia claimed the top tier leadership of PPP raped and manhandled her in 2011. She blamed Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Health Minister Makhdom Shahabuddin, and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani. In her shocking accusations, she claimed that PPP’s former Interior Minister Rehman Malik sexually assaulted her.
She repeated her allegations in the Facebook live video. Moreover, she invited journalists to thoroughly investigate her assertions in the video. Cynthia D Ritchie elaborated her claims further on Twitter. She said the incident happened at the Interior Minister’s House in Minister’s Enclave in 2011. The incident happened around the operation of American forces against Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Hence, she could not pursue her case.
Culprits including Ex-PM Yousuf Raza Gillani, Ex-Interior Minister Rehman Malik & Ex-Federal Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin who raped @CynthiaDRitchie are members of Senate & National Assembly of Pakistan. Shame!#CynthiaIsPrideOfPakistan#GangOfRapistsPPPpic.twitter.com/RTsi7MzJwr
— Yasir Iqbal Khan (@YaSiR___kHaN) June 5, 2020
She said she went there for a meeting purported for her visa. But, in the meeting, she received flowers and was given a drugged drunk. She said she kept quiet for days since she believed nobody would help her pursue the case against Rehman Malik from the PPP’s government.
She said she discussed the incident with someone in the USA Embassy in 2011. Yet, she could not receive much help due to the complex and fluid relations between the USA and Pakistan following the OBL incident.
Cynthia said now she is engaged to a Pakistan man. Her fiance asked her to speak up about her harrowing experiences of sexual assault. She said that she does not intend to target only Pakistan People’s Party through her accusations. But that several politicians from other parties have sexually harassed her on various occasions.
Cynthia targetted other PPP leaders
Cynthia asserted that despite subjected to sexual assault several times in Pakistan, she continued to vouch for the country and supported it on her social media platforms.
In a previous tweet, Cynthia D. Ritchie claimed the PPP government has threatened her severely. Besides her claims of being raped, she made other harrowing accusations that of intimidation of her family, her accounts being hacked, property stolen, and receiving perverse audio messages.
— Gulfraz Ul Haque (@GulfrazHaqPTI) June 6, 2020
She has been posting the screenshots of unknown men harassing her on social media. She threatened to ‘expose’ other PPP leaders with harrowing assertions if they continued to harass her.
Where did it all start?
Cynthia made a slanderous comment on the marital life of former PM Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari. While commenting on the controversy between model Uzma Khan and Malik Riaz’s daughter, Amna Malik. Amna Malik had accused Uzma Khan of having relations with her husband, Usman Malik.
Since then, PPP legislatures and Cynthia hurled abusive comments on social media. She claimed PPP has orchestrated the organized campaign of harassing her on social media. She then leaked objectionable pictures of PPP’s leaders with women. In her ferocious campaign to ‘expose’ PPP leadership, she has so far targeted Senator Sherry, Murtaza Wahab, Sharjeel Memon, Asif Ali Zardari. with many accusations of corruption, sexually assaulting women and intimidating ordinary people.
Meanwhile, social media users have demanded a profound investigation of her claims. Also, they have particularly demanded to probe Rehman Malik over sexual harassment allegations.