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Samyuktha Hegde case: Congress leader Kavitha Reddy apologises for ‘moral-policing’ of actor at park

"I have always opposed moral policing, but I realise my actions were construed as such. As a responsible citizen and progressive woman, I sincerely apologise to Samyuktha Hegde and her friends," Kavitha Reddy tweeted.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: September 7, 2020 8:27:35 am
Samyuktha Hegde, Samyuktha Hegde case, Bengaluru moral policing, Bengaluru actress moral policing, Kavitha Reddy, Samyuktha Hegde Kavitha Reddy, Bengaluru news, city news, Indian ExpressOn Sunday, Kavitha Reddy had tendered an unconditional apology to Hegde.

Congress leader Kavitha Reddy who had allegedly attacked actress Samyuktha Hegde on September 4 at park in the city tendered an unconditional apology on Sunday.

“I have always opposed moral policing. I realize that my actions were construed as such. An argument ended up in me reacting aggressively as well, it was a mistake,” Reddy said in a tweet.

“As a responsible citizen n progressive woman, I own up to and sincerely apologise to Samyuktha Hegde and her friends!,” she added.

There was no reaction from Samyuktha Hegde who found herself at the receiving end on Friday.

Hegde had alleged on Saturday that Reddy tried to attack and abuse her and her friends for doing a hula-hooping workout at a park wearing workout clothes at the Agara Lake in the city.

She also accused a group of people instigated by the woman of threatening to label her a drug user, amid the ongoing investigation regarding alleged drug links with those in Kannada film industry.

Hegde had put out her allegations on social media, with a video of the purported incident. Hours later, however, Reddy had hit back, saying she did not wish to respond to an actor on “cheap publicity mode”.

Responding to the allegations, Reddy had tweeted: “I did not bother about Vikram Hegde trolls, will I bother about Samyukta Hegde trolls? Aiyo when some CHEAP Publicity Actor does a Video it is clear that she is doing it for Publicity.”

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