Mohsin Abbas Haider’s testimony is gaining him more ire on social media.
Mohsin Abbas Haider’s wife Fatema Sohail took to social media with allegations of her husband physically and emotionally abusing her. She outlined the alleged abuse she had suffered at the hands of Mohsin Abbas Haider through the course of their marriage. Various celebrities came forward in Fatema’s support and some even attested to the fact that they had either witnessed the alleged abusive behavior first or second-hand.
A day after she posted about her alleged ordeal, Mohsin Abbas Haider held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club to share his side of the story and deny the allegations.
Mohsin Abbas Haider organized the press conference to help clear out what he claims are false allegations made against him by his wife, Fatema Sohail.
But apparently, it did not work since a lot of people noticed inconsistencies in what he was saying during the press conference.
From the mysterious circumstances surrounding his wife’s bruises, as explained by Mohsin Abbas.
In the start he says she showed him bruises from falling off the stairs by sending pics when he was out of city?? Later says she showed him when came home?? Somewhere in between he slipped that she showed 2018 pics so she can show from recent abuse hence confirming it happened?? https://t.co/M9f49gjuY7
— Maryam (@maryamful) July 21, 2019
People were quick to notice that this vocabulary matches what women and their counterparts have used for years to hide instances of domestic violence.
The script for abusive men is always the same
Deny, devalidate, gaslight, rinse repeat. It doesn't matter the age, or social influence. I could vomit, I could weep. https://t.co/Kw9swmdJ2s
— instagram baddie (@Eustacebaaaang) July 21, 2019
During the presser, he also claims the photos are from 2018.
Mohsin Abbas claims that the picture Fatema shared is from 2018. He doesn’t deny them.
So where’s the lie? She said he beat her during pregnancy and she was pregnant in 2018. What an asshole.
— 🤙🏽 (@SohaTazz) July 21, 2019
I still can't believe what Mohsin Abbas Haider did and then actually said in the press conference yesterday. Still feel so bad. Man, I was his fan since so damn long. Nothing can justify physical abuse, NOTHING!
— … (@Hibbah_) July 22, 2019
A lot of people deemed Mohsin Abbas Haider’s entire press conference as misogynistic and quite telling. From claims that his wife was using the ‘woman card’ to referring to her as a ‘gold digger’, he made a lot of problematic statements.
When my mom heard this news, she said, the only way he’s gonna defend himself is by stooping low and slandering his wife’s character. Is he completely going to ignore the witnesses? @GoharRsd @DuaMalikk @HumaimaMalick #MohsinAbbasHaidar pic.twitter.com/g5DXXRIrmc
— Momina Arshad Hussain (@IamMominaAsh) July 21, 2019
The worst feeling after watching #MohsinAbbasHaider's entitled and misogynistic statement is knowing that the awan will still label him as the victim. And then have the audacity to ask victims of domestic abuse 'why come out after 5 years'?
— Sara Mahmood (@sara_mrana) July 22, 2019
If it was in 2018, it's not a crime. (I'm other words, crime is time bound). Nice logic. Purge hai Ben Stokes. 1st January ko counter reset hojata hai is ka #MohsinAbbasHaider
— SS (@SAMjhotaXpress) July 22, 2019
— B. Faruqi (@im_aani) July 22, 2019
Others also took offense to Mohsin Abbas Haider claiming he was living the life of a bachelor, claiming he had to do his own chores.
All this presser reveals is that #MohsinAbbasHaidar never wanted a wife in the first place, he just wanted some house help. “Apnay kapray khud dhonay par rahay thay, khana khud pakana par raha tha.” Aadmi hai ya toddler?
— Anum R. Chagani (@Anumero_1) July 21, 2019
When asked about the FIR, some saw Mohsin Abbas as deviating from the topic
FIR mentions that Mohsin asked for 1 crore rupees. Reporter asked him about it.
Mohsin’s response: I washed my own clothes after I got married.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) July 21, 2019
In short, not a lot of people bought what he was selling.
Just saw #MohsinAbbasHaider 's press conference – feeling sick to the core. Great optics but the stereotypical references made to women, using religion as a mean for proving oneself right and reference to woman card etc were all tick boxes for me in terms of what perpetrators
— Kiran Khan (@KiranKhanLive) July 22, 2019
The quality of the video was awful but this is pretty much the sum of it
He did not confirm or deny his relationship with Nazish Jahangir
He claims Fatima is lying
He states he & Fatima were separated
‘I am old fashioned’
‘Muhallay main dhindora peetne ki kya zarorat hai’
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) July 21, 2019
Others were confused about certain lines of defense he was using.
Mohsin Abbas Haider really said "I'm from a Syed family" lol the number of times I've heard that from people. Ap syed hain tu kia karen ham? What gift of god do you think you are by virtue of being a syed?
— Uzmosis (@Uzm0sis) July 22, 2019
MOHSIN ABBAS HAIDER PLAYED THE SYED CARD TO HIDE HIS ABUSE WHAT A PIECE OF TRASH
— Baji (@Fiza14313) July 21, 2019
What we’ve learned through Mohsin Abbas Haider’s press conference so far is that everybody is just jealous of him.
— Saman Tariq (@stariq88) July 22, 2019
People who are 'syed' defending Mohsin Abbas Haider because he is syed and according to them 'SYEDS' don't harm anyone so he is not a culprit. 😂
Logic? Where you at?
— Maryam. 🍃 (@Maryamaayy) July 21, 2019
There were a lot of people who extended their support to the fallen actor and singer.
— نامحرم (❤️ سعد ملک) (@JunaidM22) July 22, 2019
#MohsinAbbasHaider made everything clear in a Press Conference in Lahore. Hence proved, woman always came up to defame man without any solid proofs. As before @itsmeeshashafi did in the case of @AliZafarsays. Later, He was proved innocent in court, and Meesha found accused.
— Muhammad Bilal Hassan Cheema 🇵🇰 (@mbhcjutt) July 22, 2019
All in all, he tried to address all the accusations made against him and everyone has their own opinion about Mohsin Abbas Haider’s press conference. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments below.
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