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India’s #MeToo: 24 men accused of sexual misconduct

Here is the list of people who have been accused of sexual misconduct so far.

SNS | New Delhi |

Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta’s decision of renewing the sexual harassment allegations against veteran actor Nana Patekar commenced the #MeToo movement in IndiaThe actress went on air and opened up about the incident that took place on the film sets in 2008. However, the accused kept denying the allegations and even slapped a legal notice on Tanushree.

In the wake of the allegations, other women from the industry came out in her support and even gave strength to the movement with their own stories of harassment.

Vinta Nanda, the writer of the 90’s show, ‘Tara’, accused Alok Nath of raping her almost two decades ago. Thereafter, actresses such as Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin added up to the allegations and spoke up about their experience with Alok Nath.

Not just the entertainment industry, the #MeToo wave did hit the common people, too. Women took to social media with their sexual harassment and assault stories.

The #MeToo movement was ignited by Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano, when she openly accused the media mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct in October 2017. As the movement completed its one year anniversary, it took Bollywood by storm.

Recently, 11 Indian women filmmakers declared that they wouldn’t work with the proven offenders.

Meanwhile, the list of accused keeps growing as women continue to fiercely take their assaulters or molesters head on and backing up each other through the journey.

So here is the list of people who have been accused of sexual misconduct so far:

 

Accused

 

Accusations

 

Accused by

 

Alok Nath (Actor) Rape and sexual harassment. Multiple co-actors
Utsav Chakraborty | Writer-actor Sending unsolicited pictures to women. Texting women for nude pictures. Multiple women (anonymous)
Chetan Bhagat (Writer) Sending inappropriate messages. Multiple women (anonymous)
Kailash Kher (Singer) Inappropriately touching women. Sona Mohapatra (Singer)
Rajat Kapoor (Actor) Making inappropriate advances and harassment. Multiple women
Vikas Bahl (Filmmaker) Physically force himself on a woman; verbal harassment at work. Multiple women (anonymous)
Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Singer) Sexual harassment. Anonymous
Sajid Khan  (Filmmaker) Accused of flashing women; sexual harassment. Multiple women
MJ Akbar (Veteran journalist, Union minister) Sexual harassment, engaging in predatory behaviour. Multiple women
Zain Durrani  (Actor) Physical violence and mental torture. Saloni Chopra
Gursimran Khamba (Comedian) Harassment and emotional abuse. Anonymous
Kanan Gill (Comedian) Inappropriately touching a group of women while. Anonymous
Vairamuthu (Lyricist) Making physical advances and asking for sexual favours in exchange for professional opportunity. Chinmayi Sripaada
Raghu Dixit (Musician) Sexual harassment and making unwanted advances. Multiple women
Zulfi Syed (Model-actor) Making forcible sexual advances. Natasha Hemrajani
Piyush Mishra (Writer-actor) Accused of unwelcome advances. Ketki Joshi
Varun Grover (Writer) Harassment. Anonymous
Sachin Garg (Writer) Sexual harassment Anonymous
KR Sreenivas (Journalist) Making sexually laden gestures and sending inappropriate messages to women. Multiple women
Meghnad Bose (Journalist) Objectifying and making lewd comments about women, inappropriately touching and harassing them. Multiple women
Prashant Jha (Journalist) Sending inappropriate, unwelcome messages Avantika Mehta
Manoj Ramachandran (Journalist) Sending inappropriate messages Sandhya Menon
Satadru Ojha (Journalist) Sexual harassment Multiple women
Mayank Jain (Journalist) Unwelcome sexual advances, sexual harassment Multiple women