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I was used by Salman Khan, says Somy Ali

I was used by Salman Khan, says Somy Ali

Actress-turned-social activist Somy Ali who has often spoken about physical abuse by ex-boyfriend and actor Salman Khan has now broached the topic once again. The Pakistani-American actor took to Instagram to share a post, where she revealed that she “chose to have affairs” because of the “treatment” meted out to her by the ‘Tere Naam’ actor.

"I have no qualms in saying that given his (Salman's) treatment of me I chose to have affairs which essentially defined as a search for someone who would care for me and love me. Someone who would not insult me and would actually be nice to me. Unfortunately, I was unaware that these men were simply using me and I was building a future with each affair while I was simply being used," she wrote.

"When Salman learned of these affairs he had the guts to after beating me saying that I am a man and only men can cheat not women. I was aghast at that statement and the sexism that reeked from it," Somy Ali added. In the post which had a vintage picture of the 'Yaar Gaddar' actor, featured a long caption alongside it which highlighted all that she had to endure during the 'eight years' she spent with him which she described were "the worst years of my entire existence."

"In addition to tons of affairs and flings he would constantly belittle me by calling me ugly, stupid and dumb. Not a day went by that he wouldn't make me feel worthless and small," she wrote. "He would not acknowledge me as his girlfriend in public for years and when he finally did he would insult me in front of his friends and berate me nonstop," she added. In addition to the post, Somy also shared a video on Instagram where she alleged that the 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' actor had banned her show 'Fight of Flight' on Discovery Plus.