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Tag: Metoo

#MeToo: Sajid Khan Should Issue A Public Apology, Says Sherlyn Chopra

Mumbai: Actress and adult content creator Sherlyn Chopra, who has levelled accusation of sexual harassment against Sajid Khan, has said that she just want a public apology from the actor-filmmaker. Sherlyn, who is among several actresses who have levelled sexual harassment charges against Sajid, didn’t seem too keen for initiate legal action. “What I am […]

Jiah Khan Was Told To Strip Off Her Clothes By Sajid Khan, Accuses Her Sister

Late actor Jiah Khan’s sister Karishma has accused filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexual harassment in BBC’s documentary investigating the death of Jiah. Karishma leveled sexual harassment allegations on Sajid during the filming of ‘Houseful’ and even trying to harass her. In the documentary titled ‘Death in Bollywood’, Karishma shared that Jiah was asked to strip […]

Anurag Kashyap On Rape Allegations, Says He Was In Sri Lanka At That Time

Mumbai: Vehemently denying actor Payal Ghosh’s allegations of rape against him, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Friday described them as false and reckless and said he was out of the country during the period she has mentioned in her FIR. A statement issued by his lawyer a day after he was questioned in the case said […]

Richa Chadha To Drag Payal Ghosh To Court For Naming Her In Sexual Assault Allegation Against Anurag Kashyap

Richa Chadha plans to initiate legal action against actress Payal Ghosh, days after the latter accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault in a tweet. Bollywood actress Richa Chadha in a statement said she will sue Payal Ghosh, who alleged that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap sexually harassed her and told her all the actresses who worked […]

Tanushree writes to top cop, seeks probe by crime branch against Nana Patekar

Mumbai: Actor Tanushree Dutta on Tuesday urged the Mumbai police commissioner to order a fresh probe into her allegation of molestation against actor Nana Patekar. Dutta demanded that the closure report filed by the police, saying that there was no evidence against Patekar, be scrapped, and the Crime Branch should take over the case. Suburban […]

Salman Khan, Sonu Nigam and Now Mallika Dua on Sona Mohapatra’s ‘fight list’

Bollywood singer Sona Mohapatra is once again making the headlines with her latest heated argument with journalist-activist Mallika Dua. The singer has been earlier seen lashing out at big shots like Salman Khan, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher over Black buck poaching case and #Metoo movement, respectively. Sona Mohapatra was sharply critical of Salman Khan […]

Richa Chadha
Everyone tentative to speak as they don't know facts of case: Richa on Hirani

Mumbai: Bollywood has largely been silent about the sexual assault allegation against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and actor Richa Chadha believes that is because they are not aware of the facts of the case. Hirani is the latest name to be called out for sexual harassment with a woman “assistant” alleging in an article in HuffPost […]

#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment

United Nations: The global organisation’s own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years. Sharing the survey results in a letter to UN employees on Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “The results confirm that these have a debilitating […]

'MeToo Movement' is far bigger than me: Tanushree Dutta

Mumbai: Actress Tanushree Dutta is rightly regarded as the founding-mother of the “MeToo Movement” in India. When she spoke on her experience of being harassed 10 years ago, she opened up the floodgates for numerous other women from every walk of life to come forward with their stories. But now, Tanushree is done. She is […]

#MeToo awakening in India

New Delhi: It took a year since the #MeToo wave hit Hollywood for its tides to be felt in India across the showbiz, media, art, literature and political worlds. But it has led to, hopefully, a social awakening about gender dynanics and prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace. In September, former beauty queen and […]

Around 50 mn Google searches for sexual harassment since #MeToo: Study

New York: Following the massive #MeToo movement, around 50 million Google searches on sexual harrasment, reporting and prevention of such behaviour were recorded in the US during October 2017 to June 2018, a US study suggests. The study found that sexual harassment and assault searches were 86 per cent higher than expected from October 15 […]

Sona Mohapatra wants Kailash Kher out of Mayur Utsav

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra, who had accused Kailash Kher of inappropriate behaviour, has demanded the “Teri deewani” singer’s withdrawal from Delhi governments Mayur Utsav. Sona has started a change.org petition #WhyKailashKher, to garner support. “I am shocked to learn that Kailash Kher has been asked to headline a performance at the Delhi Government’s Mayur Utsav […]

Sajid Khan suspended from IFTDA for a year

Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan who was accused of sexually harassing multiple women, has been suspended for a year by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), it was announced on Wednesday. Following the PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) Investigation Closure Report of December 7, 2018 – IFTDA – following the Internal Complaints Committee’s […]

MeToo survivors named 'Personality of the Year 2018' by Yahoo

New Delhi: The survivors of the MeToo movement that took Bollywood and the media industry by storm in the country were named “Personality of the Year 2018” by search engine major Yahoo India on Tuesday. In its “2018 Year in Review” for India (YIR) report, the company said Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again grabbed […]

Stupid to ask for proof from women who've come out, says Karan on #MeToo

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says the stories which came out in the wake of the #MeToo movement were heartbreaking and believes it is “lame and stupid” for people to say “there’s no proof” to support the claims of women. Karan said women who have come out with their stories of harassment need to be applauded […]

#MeToo case: IFTDA to deliver its findings about Sajid Khan, Alok Nath in a week

Mumbai: Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), along with its mother body, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) saidthey will take a decision regarding the sexual harassment charges made against Sajid Khan and Alok Nath within a week. “We cannot handle the case as both Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar are a member […]

Bollywood actor Alok Nath booked on rape charges

Mumbai: The Mumbai Police have booked film actor Alok Nath on the charge of rape following a complaint lodged by a woman writer-producer over a month ago, an official said here on Wednesday. The victim had lodged the complaint with Oshiwara Police on October 17 after Nath hit back by filing a defamation case against […]

Actor Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA over sexual harassment allegation

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Alok Nath, who is alleged to have sexually harassed writer-producer Vinta Nanda 19 years ago, was on Tuesday expelled by the Cine And Television Artistes Association (CINTAA). The association wrote on Twitter, “In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the […]

#MeToo: Niharika Singh calls out Nawazuddin, Bhushan Kumar, Sajid Khan

Mumbai: Former beauty queen and “Miss Lovely” actress Niharika Singh, buoyed by the “belated foray” of the #MeToo movement in India, says she has faced sexual, physical, emotional, verbal and economic exploitation in the entertainment industry at the hands of known names like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bhushan Kumar and Sajid Khan. “I decided to write this […]

MJ Akbar
#MeToo: US journalist slams MJ Akbar's 'consensual' statement

New Delhi: A US journalist, who has accused former Union Minister M.J. Akbar of raping her 23 years ago, on Saturday slammed his statement where he said that they had a “consensual relationship”, saying that it wasn’t. In a first person account in The Washington Post published on Friday, Pallavi Gogoi, now the Chief Business […]

#MeToo: US-based journalist alleges she was raped by MJ Akbar

New Delhi: After several women accused former Union Minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, an allegation of rape has now surfaced with a US-based journalist narrating her ordeal of working under him when he was the editor of The Asian Age. Pallavi Gogoi, Chief Business Editor at National […]

Exchange of sexual favours for work in fashion world!

New Delhi: A decade ago, Madhur Bhandarkar’s “Fashion” showed the dark side of the fashion industry, an aspect of it highlighting the exchange of sexual favours for work. It’s rampant in the fashion world, say Indian male models, admitting that in many cases people “compromise” to get work as emerging models seek “instant success”. Model […]

#MeToo Movement: Alia Bhatt's Mother Says She Escaped A Rape Attempt

Mumbai: Mother of ‘Raazi’ actress Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan, has recently shared her #MeToo story. The actress, who had earlier appealed that people ‘should not judge women for not sharing their stories’, said someone once tried to rape her. Talking about her past encounter in an interview, Razdan said that she never faced any type […]

Farah Khan
Farah dodges questions after Sajid's #MeToo episode

Mumbai: Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan dodged questions from the media days after brother Sajid Khan’s name was mentioned in #MeToo allegations although earlier she had tweeted on the episode. Farah was addressing the media at a book launch along with Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Maniesh Paul on Wednesday here. The moment the […]

#MeToo movement: Now, Jacqueline Fernandez jumps in; know what she said

Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has supported #MeToo movement by saying that gender dialogue is long overdue not just in a film industry but in the society as well. She also feels that sexual predators are present everywhere. Jacqueline was interacting with media after walking the ramp for brand “Jade” on its 10th anniversary along with […]