Anu Malik broke his silence on the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him since late last year. The veteran music composer-singer-reality show judge denied all the accusations, terming them as ‘false and unverified’ in a lengthy post on social media. Anu Malik said that the ‘slanderous words and horrifying incidents’ associated with his name had left his family 'traumatised' and tarnished his career. He added that he could not fight a battle on social media, and would have to seek legal help if the controversy persists.
It has been over a year that I have been accused of something I haven’t done. I have been silent all this while as I was waiting for the truth to surface on its own. But I realize that my silence on the matter has been miscontrued as my weakness.
Ever since the false and unverified allegations were levelled against me, it has not only ruined my reputation, but affected me and my family’s mental health, left us traumatised, and tarnished my career. I feel helpless, like I am being cornered and suffocated.
It's disgraceful that at this age, at this stage of my life I have to watch the most slanderous words and horrifying incidents being associated with my name.
Why wasn’t this spoken about before? Who do these allegations resurface only when I'm back on Television, which is currently my only source of livelihood?
Being a father of two daughters, I can’t imagine committing the acts that I am accused of, let alone do it.
Fighting a battle on social media is an endless process, at the end of which nobody wins. If this keeps of continuing, I will have no option but to knock on the doors of the courts to safeguard myself.
I would like to thank my well-wishers who have been with me and my family through this dark phase, I don’t know how much more slander and dirt my family and I can take.
The show must go on. But behind this happy face, I'm in pain. I'm in a dark space.
And justice is all I want.”
Sona Mohapatra has been one of the major names to have named Anu Malik in the #MeToo movement last October. Recently, she lashed out at the makers of Indian Idol 11, which Anu Malik recently joined as a judge, for getting the veteran on board. Neha Bhasin too opened up, a few days ago, on her experience with Anu Malik when she was 21 years old.
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