The #MeToo movement has led to revelations galore. Big names have been shared and they are all in the dock for sexual harassment. A flurry of allegations has sprung up against some of the celebrities. It all started with Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, MJ Akbar, among others, who have all been accused by not one, but multiple women. Writer, actor and entrepreneur Suhel Seth is the latest one to similarly be at the receiving end from 5 women. He recently got accused of sexual assault for the sixth time.
'Bigg Boss 8' contestant, actress, model and TV host, Diandra Soares is the latest to join the list of women with #MeToo stories about Suhel Seth. Diandra, in a Facebook post on Tuesday, narrated her ordeal of dealing with Seth and how she reacted bravely when Seth sexually harassed her. She claimed when she was dancing at a party in Delhi after a bridal fashion week a couple of years ago, Seth came out of nowhere and placed his hands in her blouse. Diandra said she reacted by pinching and twisting his ears. He, however, didn't stop and then 'shoved his tongue' down her mouth, which she bit, Diandra claimed. She added that she grabbed his 'b**ls' and 'squeezed it hard' and refused to let it go. She continued that he reacted by saying, "You bit me really hard!' while looking 'innocent' holding his tongue. Diandra also said she was fully prepared to bash him that day, but she let him off as the others at the party intervened.
She also spoke about the 'problem' by saying how women were always expected to move away and let it go for the fear of being shamed, but no one stood for her and shamed or 'threw him out' that day. On her decision to open up about the incident many years later, she reveals that her 'heart bleeds' listening to the allegations against Seth since the start of the #MeToo movement, adding that silence has only given more power to the 'predators' to continue their 'appalling, vile, animalistic behaviour.' She hoped to set an example, chart a new course so that young women don't have to face similar situations. Expressing her support to other women who have accused Seth of sexual misconduct, Diandra told him 'Time's Up' and 'Shame on you.'
Here's her Facebook post as it is:
I was in DELHI few years ago for bridal fashion week. And at one of the after party for a show at our hotel itself at a bar .
While we were at the VIP section with all of the fashion frat, socialites etc. In attendance.
I was dancing on a couch & out of nowhere Suhel Seth first hands in my blouse so I pinched his ear n twisted it , then he shoves his f*****g tongue down my mouth. I immediately bit his tongue & bit it really really hard with all my might & anger. Oh I also grabbed his B***S & squeezed it hard & refused to let GO.
He looks at me like a lil child , like a boy bewildered and with feelings all hurt & says "You bit me really hard !!!" (In baby voice no less ) While he was holding his tongue still looking absolutely innocent & hurt at MY behaviour.
I was ready to pound the motherfucker into the ground right there & then . (Those who know me , know that i would too )
But ofcourse people around us saw this getting heated so they intervened etc.
And I was taken away to be calmed down. I wonder why nobody took him aside or in full view to be shamed & to fucking throw him out tho. (That's another huge problem here , the WOMAN is supposed to just let it go & NOT CREATE A SCENE COZ ITS NOT GOOD FOR OUR REPUTATION AND WE ARE SHAMED AND WE HAVE TO LEAVE IT AND MOVE AWAY )
Now although I haven't forgotten this incident or the numerous other incidents over the years in India. (Yes yes , surprise . There are SO many )
I did NOT bother to speak about this coz I had handled it & was ready to handle it MY WAY RIGHT THERE & TAKE IT FURTHER EVEN THEN . He was on the verge of getting seriously bashed up by me & would have probably learnt a lesson. Now as I read the numerous stories coming out about him I think WOW , why didn't I bash that motherfucker . Might have stopped him from being a vile predator on another woman.
For the past few days utterly sick to my stomach reading posts , tweets , seeing stories on the news etc. I've been thinking should I put this out there ??? I went through these thoughts.....
I really did NOT want unnecessary attention to myself & then to deal with press hounding you etc. since I anyway had bit his tongue right there & then so this isn't about wanting unnecessary although well intentioned pity from people & questions & why now & file a case & were you sleeping & were you drunk & were you dressed provocatively & oh she is doing this for attention & publicity etc.
Then I started to read through posts & see the thread of comments. It's truly AMAZING how some other famous FEMALE FRIENDS OF HIS .... have written "oh he is really nice , how can you say all this & ruin a man " "oh he touched that woman's ass on a public forum on stage coz he must have known her & it was just a joke " "oh , so why would a woman agree to go up to his suite for a dinner party "
HAHAHAHA WHAT ?????? The justifications......... *slow clap & one tight slap*
it's shocking the kind of responses in his support that I have read everywhere & THIS by intelligent, powerful women . WHY? Just coz you are his friends & he has never misbehaved with you ?! Never groped your ass or breast or kissed u ?!!?
Predators like these don't usually behave badly with their close friends, family etc. But that doesn't mean they don't behave like this with others. Wake the fuck up. This reasoning by the females around these disgusting vile predators yes I call them predators & refuse to call them MEN!!!!! You women around like the wives , mother's, sisters , so called intelligent empowered female friends who come out and shield these assholes. I'm calling you all out too. Coz you are equally to BLAME in this !!!!!!!
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I DO NOT NEED ANY CLOSURE , I DO NOT NEED ANY HEALING FROM THIS .
The reason I finally decided to speak out is because when I read the #metoo stories my heart bleeds for what we women go through. And because nobody has called out this behaviour at various events & parties & even public events on stage ..... because of the SILENCE these predators have had more & more power & courage to continue this appalling , vile , animalistic behaviour.
I speak up in solidarity to my fellow women who have so bravely come out and spoken about Suhel Seth .
I'm in hope that speaking up can set an example & a new course to bring about change & a better chance for other younger women & our future for young girls to NOT have to go through this with a predator roaming openly & free amongst us all.
Suhel Seth to you I say #timesup
SHAME ON YOU .
Here a pic for those of you who are lucky to NOT know this f**kface !!!!!!!!
Previously, filmmaker Natashja Rathore had accused Seth of kissing her without her consent and putting his hand inside her kurta when she was 25 and he was twice her age. Journalist Mandakini Gahlot also had a similar story to share, revealing how he had 'forced a kiss' on her lips after a conference in Goa. A woman named Ishita Yadav also revealed how he constantly kept messaging her to come to his house, but she changed her mind after he started telling her not to bring her car, and to brush and bathe. A woman named Jasmine Divekar also accused Seth of groping her breast. Writer Ira Trivedi said he commented on the size of her breasts, saying she should not wear a bra and made statements on her 'sexy yoga poses'.
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