This is just so horrible and sad. We truly feel for this poor girl.
We reported earlier in the year that actress Afshan Azad, who portrays Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films, had her life threatened by her father and brother, who are Muslim, in what was suspected to be an attempted honor killing!
Her family has denied the charges, and she herself almost tried to take back her claims - although many suspected it was out of fear for life - but yesterday in court, her brother Ahraf, admitted to assaulting her with father Abul for dating a Hindu man!
In a sad turn of events, however, Azad again refused to testify against her family, and they've been cleared of the threats and were allowed to post bail, so long as they not contact Afshan and return to court on January 21st for sentencing!
Judge Roger Thomas said:
"Domestic violence can result, even for a man such as you, in imprisonment."
This is just vile and absolutely awful! We sincerely hope that these men will be punished accordingly, despite Afshan's refusal to testify!
We can't imagine how horrifying it must be to feel like your own family will try and hurt you for telling the truth!
For your sake, bb, we sincerely hope you speak up - or at least stay as far away from your family as possible! Nobody should have to live with that kind of fear - especially when it's over your supposed love ones!
Stay strong. You're in our thoughts.
[Image via WENN.]
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