The #MeToo movement finds its strength in support, survivors believing each other and lending a shoulder. Amid all this, Preity Zinta dismissing the movement and hoping 'she was harassed' is what #MeToo doesn't need. Preity rushed to defend Bollywood, rather than supporting victims.
Eight years after he raped and murdered two girls, a notorious serial rapist in Mumbai who is accused in at least 20 cases has been been conclusively identified, thanks to forensic tests. Police said that DNA profiling confirmed that the accused, 34-year-old Rehan Qureshi, had committed the crimes.
Alok Nath has now filed a defamation case against Vinta Nanda who had accused him of raping her 19 years ago. He raped her in an inebriated state. The allegations created a storm in the industry after which actresses Navneet Nishan and Sandhya Mridul also spoke about being harassed by the actor.
Having scorched media and entertainment, and having touched industry, the #MeToo fire has now spread to the Indian judiciary. On Friday, the Supreme Court took cognizance of a plea filed by a former female judge who had quit in 2014 alleging sexual harassment by a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge.
A day after Subhash Ghai was accused of raping a woman, the renowned filmmaker has rubbished the allegations. He said that he is deeply pained to be embroiled in the #MeToo movement on false allegations. An anonymous woman had alleged that Ghai spiked her drink and raped her several years ago.
The #MeToo movement has hit Tata Motors, with its corporate communications head Suresh Rangarajan being accused of not one, but multiple counts of sexual harassment. Following the allegations, the HR of Tata Motors assured that a probe was underway and that appropriate action would be taken.
Actress Sandhya Mridul was allegedly sexually harassed by Alok Nath, the actor who has been accused of raping 'Tara' writer/producer Vinta Nanda. Sandhya, who has worked in movies like 'Page 3' and 'Socha Na Thaa' wrote a piece on Twitter, where she recalled how Alok harassed her in drunken state.
Bollywood's #MeToo campaign took the 'un-sanskari' turn when Alok Nath was accused of rape by writer Vinita Nanda. While Vinita has been winning support, many quizzed if she ever raised the matter to Alok's wife. Well, she did. But Alok's wife's helpless reaction will leave you even more agitated.
Vinita Nanda's Facebook post about being raped by Alok Nath, almost 20 years ago, has helped everyone peek into the dark underbelly of showbiz industry. Now, in a recent interview, she explained why she broke silence years later. Meanwhile, Nath has dismissed the allegations and called them absurd.
The ripples of the #MeToo movement have reached Narendra Modi government as MJ Akbar, current minister of State for External Affairs has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist. Priya Ramani narrated her unpleasant encounter with Akbar in a hotel room, and another journalist testified it.
A week after Tanushree Dutta shook the nation with her revelations about sexual harassment by Nana Patekar, CINTAA has condemned the incident. CINTAA also extended their support to the actress. However, they also mentioned that despite the outcry, CINTAA cannot open Tanushree's decade-old case.
'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' star Tanushree Dutta accused Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar of sexual misconduct on the sets of Horn 'Ok' Pleassss. She also accused director Vivek Agnihotri on the sets of 'Chocolate'. Some stars expressed support, and some skirted the issue. Salman had the worst response.
Tanushree Dutta's harassment allegations against Nana Patekar should have opened Pandora's Box of similar stories, but nothing much happened. Speaking about this, and drawing similarities to #MeToo movement and how it brought down Harvey Weinstein, Tanushree said we won't be able to do anything.
Uttarakhand High Court asked Centre to strictly implement the ban on porn websites, taking cognizance of reports that a girl was gang-raped in a Dehradun school by her fellow students after they watched porn clips. It said, Unlimited access to these pornographic sites is required to be blocked.
With #MeToo in background, chances of Tanushree Dutta's allegations against Nana Patekar snowballing into a movement are high. The allegations against a veteran actor are serious, she has stuck to her story over the years and also maintained fellow crew members did nothing. But, Bollywood is silent!
It's been a while when #MeToo campaign against sexual assault took over the showbiz industry across the world. Now Tanushree Dutta has opened up about being sexually assaulted a decade ago and said that no one came for her support. She alleged that actor Nana Patekar had assaulted her in 2008.
RK Pachauri, the former chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the former director of TERI, will be tried in a sexual harassment case. On Friday, a Delhi court ordered charges to be framed against Pachauri, based on allegations of by his former colleague from TERI.
Jaipur police registered a case on the basis of a complaint filed by a 24-year-old woman alleging her husband of rape and forced conversion. The woman alleged her husband forced her to sleep with his friends and threatened her too. He allegedly forcefully converted her to Islam in January 2017.
Three persons have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and harassing a boy on suspicion of his involvement in a theft case in Rajouri district of J&K. Yesterday, we received a video in which some men can be seen tying a minor boy with a rope and hanging him with the roof, an official said.