Here are some updates on #MeToo campaign reported cases so far.
The accusations in the film and media industry :
- After Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar, Rakhi Sawant came forward and tried to clarify things as she had replaced Tanushree Dutta in the film ‘Hork Ok Pleasss’. Tanushree has retorted by asking Rakhi to publicly apologize to her or else she may file a defamation case for 10Cr against Rakhi.
- To deal with the #MeToo campaign reported cases so far, Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) has made a special committee. Actors like Raveena Tandon, Amole Gupte, Journalist Bharati Dubey, Renuka Shahane and other members of Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the workplace (POSH) have been appointed in the committee.
- Filmmaker Vikas Bahl also responded to the Notice issued to him by Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) on the allegations submitted against him by denying all the allegations. He said that his partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have spoken against him to settle some personal scores and to defame him.
- Actor Payal Rohatgi also spoke against Director Dibakar Banerjee. She said that after she denied advancements made by him, she was denied work in the industry.
- Now it is brand marketing consultant Suhel Seth who has been accused of #MeToo allegations by filmmaker Natashja Rathore and model Diandra Soares. It has led to some giant business groups like Tata Group and Coca-Cola ending their contracts with his firm after the allegations came from several other women also.
The accusations reported in the corporate sector and its impact:
- Publicis India has terminated Ishrath Nawaz, its executive creative director after acquisition on him for sexual misconduct. Nawaz had joined Publicis in April this year from McCann Worldwide.
- Dentsu Aegis Network also sacked its four employees after an internal investigation on allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Kwan Founder Anirban Das Blah was also accused and asked to step down from his responsibilities and duties thereon. He tried to commit suicide and was rescued by the Vashi Traffic police. He appeared very upset and frustrated with the manner in which the series of events were unfolding.
The article published is based on the information available through various reports published in the print media as also available on various social media platforms. None of the above has been verified or authenticated so far by any legal authority in India. The purpose of this is to keep you updated on the #MeToo India campaign.
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