Neelofa settles defamation suit - MARKETING Magazine Asia


Neelofa settles defamation suit

Neelofa settles defamation suit with Oh My Media

Malaysian TV host Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor has agreed to settle her lawsuit against the operator of news portal Oh My Media (OMM) amicably, through a mediation process at the High Court Mediation Centre.

According to Bernama, the High Court has recorded the consent judgement and the terms of the settlement were not revealed.

It was alleged that the news portal had written defamatory articles on the launch of Neelofa’s Be Lofa turban and shawl collection at Zouk.

The Women’s Icon Award which she received was also defamed.

This resulted in Neelofa filing the lawsuit last September, claiming that the articles published on 5 March and 11 April “had tarnished her reputation as a celebrity”.

Neelofa also alleged that OMM’s articles “by implication or innuendo” claimed she was turned down from receiving an award from the Malaysian government, giving the impression that she was an individual “of no morals and a hypocrite”, Bernama stated.

She has also sued the operator of news portal Rotikaya for publishing similar articles.

Neelofa previously came under the spotlight for launching her hijab collection at Zouk. Netizens voiced their disapproval of her launching something as religious as the hijab, in a night club.

Some even said that they lost respect for Neelofa and encouraged others to boycott her brand.

Neelofa received good press earlier among her fans earlier this year when she collaborated with Starbucks Malaysia for its ‘My Cups of Kindness’ campaign.

In an Instagram post she said that RM0.50 would be donated to a charity close to her heart, with every purchase of Starbucks summer beverages.


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