Sunny Leone cheating: Kerala HC says no offence provedtext_fields
Kochi: On the cheating case against actress Sunny Leone, the Kerala High Court said on Thursday that it would have to quash the criminal proceeding against her, her husband and one employee, IANS reported.
The court orally stated that there seems no criminal offence is proved against the actress, and she is being harassed unnecessarily.
"What is the criminal offence in this? You are unnecessarily harassing the person (Sunny). I am inclined to quash this," the bench remarked.
The bench said, "What is the criminal offence in this? You are unnecessarily harassing the person (Sunny). I am inclined to quash this." It then posted the case for March 31 after directing to continue the probe.
On November 16, 2022, the court stayed criminal proceedings against three following a case registered against them for cheating on a complaint by a Kerala-based event manager, who alleged that Sunny, despite being paid lakhs of rupees to appear and perform in events, did not show up.
Sunny and the others moved the High Court, claiming they were innocent and that even if the allegations were taken at face value, the offences alleged would not be attracted.
Their plea said the complainant had not faced any losses due to the petitioners, but the petitioners' lives were being adversely affected by the case.
The plea also pointed out that the complainant had also moved a civil suit with the same allegations, but it was dismissed by a magistrate's court in July 2022 for want of evidence.
Therefore, they moved the High Court seeking quashing of the proceedings against them.