Lahore (Web Desk): Well-known actress and television host Nadia Khan has registered a police complaint against a famous American actor/producer for allegedly assaulting her daughter during an audition in Dubai.
Like hundreds of other parents, on May 20, Pakistani actress Nadia , took her daughter to a casting session at “The Ritz-Carlton Hotel” in JBR, however, what happened over there left Nadia’s 14-year-old bruised and badly shaken, Gulf News reported.
Nadia khan terming the audition as a “Disney thing” and said, “I went to the audition hoping it would be good for my child, but instead got the shock of my life. When my daughter’s turn came, the judge (name withheld for legal reasons) grabbed her roughly from the shoulder and pulled her, leaving her with deep bruises on both arms.”
Following Nadia’s police complaint, the ‘abuser’, also the CEO of the children’s talent hunt agency was summoned to Al Barsha Police Station.
In addition, morning show host told that except her daughter another teenage boy was also abused during the audition and slapped multiple times by the same man. “It was bizarre. The man kept slapping the child until a time came when the boy couldn’t take it anymore and slapped him back. “I feel equally bad for the boy. He had tears in his eyes. Abuse is abuse whether it happens to a boy or a girl,” she said.
Investigation reports by XPRESS revealed parents arrived with their children for the audition after learning about the talent hunt from Facebook sponsored posts, “Does your child dream of becoming a Disney Channel star? We are coming to Dubai!” the post read while Disney spokespersons have clarified a number of times that such talent hunt auditions are not associated by their Disney Company or Disney Channel.