American blogger Cynthia D Ritchie says then Pakistani interior minister raped her, ex-PM molested her
Amysterious American young woman and darling of the current establishment has made explosive allegations against senior leaders of the Opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Cynthia D. Ritchie has claimed that Rehman Malik, then Pakistani interior minister, raped her after lacing her drink with sedatives in 2011. She also accused former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and former health minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin of physically manhandling her inside President’s House in Islamabad. Asif Ali Zardari was then President of Pakistan.
The Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led party now faces allegations of serious misconduct as alleged by Cynthia D. Ritchie after a member of the party filed a case against her for maligning the name of its assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto.
And, yes, I did tell someone at the UsEmb in 2011, but due to 'fluid' situation and 'complex' relations between US and Pakistan, response was less than adequate.— Cynthia D. Ritchie (@CynthiaDRitchie) June 5, 2020
I've been engaged to a wonderful man who I met in ����. He encouraged me to speak out, so we can move on as a couple. https://t.co/PpfdF9Fuib
In a Facebook live video (available below) on Friday evening, the American blogger who has made Pakistan her second home, said, she was raped by former Interior Minister Rehman Malik and physically manhandled by former Health Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin and former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
She said she still has evidence that could prove her allegations and promised to come out with it as early as next week. “I will be happy to go into more detail with an appropriate, neutral, and investigative journalist,” she said.
There is much more. But now I need a few days to rest and be alone with my fiance. I'm tired.— Cynthia D. Ritchie (@CynthiaDRitchie) June 5, 2020
I ask the PPP leadership @BBhuttoZardari to tell its people to leave my family alone.
I will be ready to meet any and all investigators, as is required by law, as early as next week.
Last week, PPP Peshawar district President Zulfiqar Afghani had filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) cybercrime wing against Cynthia D. Ritchie. He claimed that Cynthia D Ritchie had made very derogatory and slanderous comments against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her marital life with former President Asif Ali Zardari.