Filmmaker Jami, who is known all over, not only for his films but his very vocal support for the #MeToo movement, has shocked the entire industry with his recent confessions.
Taking to Twitter, and highlighting how the recent case of a college professor committing suicide on alleged claims of harassment didn’t nullify the entire movement, Jami shared, “So one wrongful death doesn’t mean all victims are fake and liars. I’m pissed that they are attacking the movement and victims. So, I’m coming here today after 13 or so years to say 99.99% survivors are telling the truth always. No doubt ever!”
The filmmaker, in a series of tweets, share his own experience of being raped by an industry tycoon, 13 years ago. Jami laid out his wounds for the world to see, scratch and make them bleed once more stating that it was time he comes out in the open for once.
“Why I’m so strongly supporting #metoo? cuz I know exactly how it happens now, inside a room then outside courts inside courts and how a survivor hide confides cuz I was brutally raped by a very powerful person in our media world. A Giant actually. and yes I’m taller than him but,” wrote Jami on his Twitter, sharing the heartbreaking incident and its gruesome details.
Adding further, the filmmaker stated, “Till this day 13 years have passed I curse myself why I didn’t take his eyes out but I was so close to this guy a friend, doing his mega shoots for his mega high-end books and museum launches etc maybe that’s why my system shut down… or I couldn’t believe WTF is going on.”
Jami also added how he had shared the incident with a few industry friends but nobody had helped him or did something about the entire thing. Jami also shared that the incident causes him to spend 6 years consulting a therapist and then leaving the country to reboot.
Sharing his viewpoint on how hard it is for the victims, the Moor director added, ” Till this day I don’t have the courage to come out and name him. It’s super tough. I know my own buddies will laugh and a joke or whatever shit we all desi do. I’m writing this now cuz #metoo is under attack and I’m ready to partially vomit out my own experience. It’s all true what the victims say and how they say or hide. It’s all an exact same pattern a victim goes through like clockwork as if DNA has an SOS gene to shut up.”
Jami added that one wrong case didn’t justify the entire movement was fake and that his unwavering support for #MeToo came because he had promised himself he would stand for it, no matter what.
In the past, Jami has actively supported #MeToo related protests such as the one against the Lux Style Awards where he put out his own award on the road when Ali Zafar (alleged harasser) was nominated in a category. Calling selective activism unjust, Jami stated that he would stand for all the victims, all the time.