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Anurag has recently been accused of sexual harassment by an actress named Payal Ghosh.
After allegations of sexual harassment on Anurag Kashyap, his lawyer Priyanka Khimani has issued a statement on his behalf. Describing all these allegations as false and maliciously motivated, it has brought deep harm to my client.
The filmmaker shared his lawyer’s statement on social media. While sharing the statement, Anurag wrote, ‘This is the statement of my lawyer Priyanka Khimani … Thank you.
Movement being used for character assassination
The statement said … ‘My client Anurag Kashyap has been deeply hurt by the recent false allegations of sexual misconduct against him. These allegations are completely false, malicious and fraudulent. It is sad that a social movement as important as a #metoo movement has been adopted by vested interests and limited to a tool of character assassination. ‘
Such allegations make the movement hollow
‘Such fictitious allegations severely hollow the movement and inadvertently try to trade on the pain and trauma of the real victims of sexual harassment and abuse. My client has the rights and remedies required by law, and intends to pursue them to the maximum. ‘
Payal Ghosh accused Anurag
Anurag has recently been accused of sexual harassment by an actress named Payal Ghosh. According to Payal, when she went to Anurag’s house at Yari Road during 2014-15, she tried to force a relationship with him, at that time he was making his film ‘Bombay Velvet’. However, the film maker, while clarifying on social media, had termed all the allegations of the actress as baseless.
#WATCH: He made me feel uncomfortable. I felt bad about it, whatever happened shouldnt have happened. If someone approaches you for work, it does not mean the person is prepared for anything: actor Payal Ghosh on her allegation of sexual harassment against Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap pic.twitter.com/rL0C1AHZNe
– ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2020
Anurag called the allegations baseless
Anurag tweeted late Saturday night, writing, ‘What’s the matter, it took so much time to try to silence me. Come on, no one. While silencing me, he lied so much that as a woman, he dragged other women along. Be a little modest, madam. Just say that all your allegations are baseless.
What’s the matter, it took so long to try to silence me. Come on, nobody made me lie so much that while being a woman I dragged other women along. Be a little modest, madam. I will just say that all your allegations are baseless.
– Anurag Kashyap (@ anuragkashyap72) September 19, 2020