Blogger Kaki Komen who allegedly wrote and disseminated defamatory statements against the family of actor and producer, Sheila Rusly have released a public apology on their social media page on Tuesday (24th August). Recently, Sheila Rusly took to her Instagram expressing outrage at the blogger who deliberately linked her son, Uzair Haqimy with actress Janna Nick.
Refusing to remain silent, Sheila Rusly warned the portal that she would take legal action against them in the wake of the defamation. The allegation has prompted Sheila Rusly to require legal action against the blogger and the decision was made because the defamation has involved many parties. Sheila Rusly also claimed that the statements were touting, as if her daughter-in-law Elisya Sandha was the second choice.
A few hours after uploading the post, the admin of the blog account appeared to make a public apology and admitted to their mistake. The party publicly apologised for the commentary of their article which included slanderous remarks against Sheila Rusly’s family and her daughter-in-law who is also an actress, Elisya Sandha.
“We as the admin of Kaki Komen would like to publicly apologise for the ‘caption’ error relating to Elisya Sandha and Sheila Rusly. Thus, we would like to apologise to the family of Jinggo (Sheila Rusly’s husband), Sheila Rusly, and Elisya Sandha’s family and we admit our mistake. We promise to not repeat the same mistake again,” the post read.
In the lengthy caption, the admin included a reminder for everyone to ensure the credibility of the source before writing and sharing any form of statements to the public. “I would like to share my awareness with other fellow bloggers to always make sure the source is legit and valid before posting anything,” the admin wrote.
Earlier, the blogger uploaded a statement that the director and producer had proposed Janna Nick as a candidate for her son, Uzair Haqimy’s future wife. The blog Kaki Komen further claimed that the proposal was rejected by Janna, to which Uzair had ended up with Elisya Sandha instead.
In her earlier remark, Sheila Rusly also mentioned that she did not understand how the story involving Janna Nick could arise when she herself never revealed the situation between them. Sheila Rusly also noted that she would not reveal anything as to preserve Janna’s name.
“I will not say anything regarding the disagreement between me and Janna in order to protect her. But don’t think just because I stay silent, I deserve to be slandered,” Sheila Rusly said in a statement. Sheila Rusly, when contacted, said that she hoped that the incident would bring awareness to any individuals who like to spread slanderous statements.
Harian Metro reported that when asked if she would proceed with legal action, Sheila Rusly informed that she is still tolerant. “I will inform you about that later. I am still tolerant. In this dire situation, it does not mean that they can continue to take advantage,” she said.
The TV producer also remarked that the marriage between Uzair and Elisya was never arranged as she believed and left the issue of her son’s partner to God. Uzair Haqimy and Elisya Sandha tied the knot on Saturday (21st August).
In an update, Sheila Rusly and her husband seem to have proceeded with legal action against the news portal as she posted an update on her Instagram earlier today (Wednesday 25th August). The photo was captioned with a statement stating that she will not take the matter that will in turn affect her family’s honour lightly.