A fake Twitter handle of Australian super model Lara Bingle accused former cricketer and Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan of sexual harassment.
On Monday, 16 October, the fake handle of Bingle tweeted that Weinstein, according to her, is nowhere near Pakistan's Imran Khan and that she was glad she never met Khan again.
The handle claimed that Khan sexually harassed her when she met him at a party in London in June 2013.
However, this was not Bingle’s account. She has a verified Twitter handle that goes by the name Lara Worthington. The handle has been active since August 2010 and has over one lakh followers.
1/2 Harvey Weinstein is nowhere near Pakistan's Imran Khan whom I met in June 2013 in London. Imran Khan sexually harassed me at a party. pic.twitter.com/e9uvcmCF3a— Lara Bingle (@larabingIe) October 16, 2017
2/2 It left me in shock. Imran Khan is a womanizer. I'm glad I never met him again. We women need to stay away from men like him& Weinstein. pic.twitter.com/MOgCFi3p1A— Lara Bingle (@larabingIe) October 16, 2017
Fans Call it ‘Propaganda’
Following the tweet going viral, the platform suspended the fake handle, carrying Bingle’s name. Fans and followers of Khan took to social media to allege that the tweet from the fake handle was planted by the ruling party.
So after gulalai fake award for exposing Khan now its fake Lara Bingle post .. any ideas what the fake factory is working on now ?— Scaramouche (@bilalchd) October 16, 2017
Lara "Bingle" Worthington Official verified accounts. Sorry Gul Bukhari and noonies but another propoganda down the drain pic.twitter.com/w6e14n6vD8— Hassan Munir (@hasssan39) October 16, 2017
Fake lara bingle ke orignal followers pic.twitter.com/5Tl5fQ6J3Z— Yasir gondal pti (@gondal33) October 16, 2017
Bingle is former Australian cricket captain Micheal Clark's ex-fiance. They were together from 2007 to 2010. She is now married to actor Sam Worthington, and the couple have two children together.
(This story has been corrected.)
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