Yo Yo Honey Singh has issued a statement in response to his wife Shalini Talwar’s claims of domestic violence and sex with various women. The singer-rapper issued a lengthy statement on social media, stating that he is “very wounded and distressed” by the false charges levelled against him. His statement was as follows:
“I am deeply pained and distressed by the false and malicious allegations levied against me and my family by my companion/wife of 20 years, Mrs. Shalini Talwar. The allegations are severely odious. I have never issued a public statement or press note in the past despite being subjected to harsh criticism for my lyrics, speculation on my health, & negative media coverage in general. However, I see no merit in maintaining a studied silence this time because some allegations have been directed at my family – my old parents and younger sister who have stood by me during some very difficult and trying times and comprise my world.
The allegations are cynical and defaming in nature. I have been associated with the Industry for over 15 years and worked with artists and musicians across the country. Everyone is aware of my relationship with my wife, who has been an integral part of my crew for more than a decade now and always accompanied me to my shoots, events, and meetings. I strongly refute all the allegations, but will not comment any further because the matter is sub-judice before the Court of Law. “
He also added
“I have full faith in the judicial system of this country, and I am confident that the truth will be out soon. The allegations are subject to be proven and the Hon’ble Court has provided me with an opportunity to reply to such allegations. In the meantime, I humbly request my fans and public at large to not draw any conclusion about me and my family until the Hon’ble Court pronounces a verdict after hearing both the sides. I am confident that justice will be served, and honesty will win. As always, I’m grateful for all the love and support of my fans and well-wishers, who inspire me to work hard and make good music.”
— Yo Yo Honey Singh (@asliyoyo) August 6, 2021
On Tuesday, Shalini Talwar, the spouse of rapper and music composer Hirdesh Singh, commonly known as Yo Yo Honey Singh, filed a domestic abuse lawsuit against him in the Tis Hazari courts.
Talwar has accused Honey Singh of having extramarital affairs with other women in her 118-page complaint. She has also described the alleged physical, verbal, and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of the artist and his family.