#MeToo has dissimilar graphs in India, US. But both societies are opening up.
Post sexual misconduct allegations, actor Sushant Singh Rajput on Friday morning shared screenshots of conversations that took place between himself and his Kizie Aur Manny co-star Sanjana Sanghi, explaining his side of the story.
The allegation, made by an art world professional, was shared on the anonymously-run Instagram account ‘Scene and Herd’ late October 16. In the post, the woman described being pushed against a wall and kissed by the artist.
Akbar, who resigned Wednesday after several women accused him of sexual misconduct when he was their Editor, is the most high-profile among several men, particularly in film, entertainment and media, who have been named by women as part of the #MeToo movement.
Inquilab on October 16, a day before M J Akbar’s resignation asks in its editorial, after detailing Harvey Weinstein’s case; “ (but) can in India without evidence proved in Court, such behaviour by men be checked?”.
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Renuka Shahane will be a member of the sexual harassment committee formed by CINTAA. Renuka shares that every woman has a #MeToo story and so does she.
Shatrughan Sinha shared that he stands for the #MeToo movement but believes that it is being blown out of proportion. He also said that the problem of sexual exploitation doesn’t end with some names being put out in the social media.
A day after singer Shweta Pandit accused Anu Malik of harassment, a lawyer for the music composer said Thursday that the #MeToo movement, which is having its India moment, is being used for his client’s “character assassination”.
Akbar’s resignation stands out because it is one of its kind: for the first time, a Minister has had to quit because of his alleged insensitivity and violation of a group of women over years.
On Wednesday morning, another woman called Jasmine Divekar (44) posted her account of being “groped” by Seth in January 2017 at a friend’s house in Bandra, Mumbai.
M J Akbar’s resignation from the Union government is a seminal moment in India’s Herstory.
#MeToo India has squashed clichés once linked with victims of sexual harassment.
The movement has highlighted the need for workplaces to be free of harassment and intimidation. Moving forward, society must make women’s equality an article of faith.
Cine and TV Artists’ Association (CINTAA) held a press conference in the light of the ongoing Me Too movement in Bollywood. It was addressed by President Vikram Gokhle, General Secretary Sushant Singh and Senior Joint Secretary Amit Behl.