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Shweta Tiwari's daughter Palak opens up on alleged harassment by step dad

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Shweta Tiwari's daughter Palak took to social media over her mother's domestic violence complaint against her step father Abhinav Kohli. 

The TV actress reportedly accused her husband of hitting her daughter. Palak cleared the air around the controversy with an open letter on Instagram asking media to check their facts before reporting and praised her mother for showing courage during the ordeal. Palak said she had been a victim of domestic abuse on numerous occasions, but "Abhinav Kohli has never physically molested me, or touched me inappropriately."

Shweta Tiwari and woman posing for a photo "Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who's reached out to express their concern and support. Secondly, I would like to address and clarify a few things out of my own rectitude: The media does not have the facts and they never will. I, Palak Tiwari, was on multiple occasions a victim of domestic abuse NOT my mother, except for the day that the complaint was filed he hadn't hit my mother. As a reader of the news its often easy to forget that you do not know the truth of what goes on behind closed doors or how much fortitude my mother has shown in both her marriages. This is someone's household you're writing about, someone's life you're discussing.

"Many of you fortunately haven't even dealt with something of such heinous proportions, and hence you have no right to comment, discuss or paint someone else's image through your biased, misinformed views. It's beyond disgusting and its time that i stand up for my mother for she is the strongest person I know and since out of all of us I'm the only person who's witnessed her struggle day in and day out, my opinion is the only one that matters. Abhinav Kohli has never physically molested me, or touched me inappropriately. Before spreading something of this caliber or even believing it, its imperative you as readers know the veracity of the facts that you're blindly divulging endlessly. However, he did persistently make inappropriate and disturbing remarks the impact of which is only known to my mother and I, and if any woman from any walk of life were to hear them she would be greatly embarrassed and provoked too. Words which would question the standing dignity of any woman, which you wouldn't expect to hear from any man, especially not your father. Seeing our lives through social media, reading about us in the papers can only tell you so much about our struggles, but never enough to comment on them. Today as a proud daughter, I'm here to tell you that my mother is the most respectable individual that I've ever come across, the MOST self sufficient, one who's never required or even had a man provide for her and has always taken the social standing of a man in both the families that we've been a part of," (sic) she wrote on social media.

Firstly, i would like to thank everyone who's reached out to express their concern and support. Secondly, i would like to address and clarify a few things out of my own rectitude: The media does not have the facts and they never will. I, Palak Tiwari, was on multiple occasions a victim of domestic abuse NOT my mother, except for the day that the complaint was filed he hadn't hit my mother. As a reader of the news its often easy to forget that you do not know the truth of what goes on behind closed doors or how much fortitude my mother has shown in both her marriages. This is someone's household you're writing about, someone's life you're discussing. Many of you fortunately haven't even dealt with something of such heinous proportions, and hence you have no right to comment, discuss or paint someone else's image through your biased, misinformed views. It's beyond disgusting and its time that i stand up for my mother for she is the strongest person i know and since out of all of us I'm the only person who's witnessed her struggle day in and day out, my opinion is the only one that matters. Abhinav Kohli has never physically molested me, or touched me inappropriately. Before spreading something of this caliber or even believing it, its imperative you as readers know the veracity of the facts that you're blindly divulging endlessly. However, he did persistently make inappropriate and disturbing remarks the impact of which is only known to my mother and I, and if any woman from any walk of life were to hear them she would be greatly embarrassed and provoked too. Words which would question the standing dignity of any woman, which you wouldn't expect to hear from any man, especially not your father. Seeing our lives through social media, reading about us in the papers can only tell you so much about our struggles, but never enough to comment on them. Today as a proud daughter, I'm here to tell you that my mother is the most respectable individual that I've ever come across, the MOST self sufficient, one who's never required or even had a man provide for her and has always taken the social standing of a man in both the families that we've been a part of.

A post shared by Palak Tiwari (@palaktiwarii) on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:34am PDT

19-year-old Palak is Shweta Tiwari's daughter from her first marriage with actor Raja Chaudhary. The actor spoke to Bombay Times and said that the news is disturbing. "I learnt about it through the media. I have been in touch with my daughter and checked on her this morning. She told me not to worry and that she is fine. It's very disturbing for me as a father," he said.

After the Kasautii Zindagii Kay actress filed a complaint, Abhinav was brought to Samta Nagar Police Station at 1 pm and was interrogated for around four hours in the presence of Shweta Tiwari and her daughter Palak. Shweta Tiwari tied the knot for the second time in the year 2013 with Abhinav Kohli and became a mother again in December 2016 to Reyaansh Kohli.


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