Boxing star Amir Khan has finally spoken over his wife statements against her in-laws.
Faryal Makhdoom’s posts on Snapchat made claims of domestic abuse; however, the claims were denied, with Amir’s parents admitting they were unhappy with her attire.
The boxer, in a statement, apologised to his fans, lashing out at his wife and family for making the feud public.
“I apologise for the silly picture and message my wife Faryal put up. Here’s me working my a** off…and my family and wife are just destroying my name,” he posted on Tuesday. “My parents and my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private.”
The star went on to say, “This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband. Childish behaviour. Both parties need to stop this. I’ve had enough.”
Speaking in an interview, Amir’s parents claimed they had issues with her ‘un-Islamic’ way of dressing.
“Faryal was adopting a dress code which in the Islamic faith was not acceptable. I am a father to two daughters whom I have treated exactly the same way as I have treated Faryal,” Amir’s father Shah said.
“All this started with the issue of dressing. We kept asking Amir to tell her not to adopt such a dress code. And even if she had to wear such dresses, please don’t post it on social media,” he added.
Amir’s mother said she often urged Faryal to wear a scarf but to no avail.
Faryal, a rights activist and an occasional ramp walker earlier revealed the instances of domestic abuse by her sister-in-law and mother-in-law on Snapchat.
The couple got married three years ago in New York and have a daughter named Laimah. The two stars have been very active on social media.
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