Tanushree Dutta may have won her inner battle of coming out in the open to talk about her #MeToo story once again but there's one battle that refuses to die down. The actress, who had earlier lodged an FIR against the accused Nana Patekar, director Rakesh Sarang, producer Samee Siddiqui and choreographer Ganesh Acharya, recently filed a police complaint against Rakhi Sawant.
Rakhi replaced Tanushree for the shoot of the special song back in 2008 from 'Horn Ok Pleassss'. And, in a new low, Rakhi recently held a press conference where she accused Tanushree of allegedly drugging and raping her.
Responding to allegations, Tanushree Dutta issued a new statement which says "For those uninitiated in the art of guerrilla war tactics: Smear campaigns never run fair or square.
So just to set the record straight: I'm not a drug addict, I don't smoke or drink and I am most definitely not a Lesbian. In fact, I'm too much of a woman for this patriarchal and misogynistic cesspool to handle. Hence the perverted character assasination attempts to shut me up!! It's clearly not working. Lets not make a jokery of such a serious movement that can potentially bring positive changes of mindset in our society"
Earlier, Tanushree filed a defamation case for Rs 10 crore on October 21 post which a notice has already been sent to Rakhi on the same. Now Tanushree will be filing a police complaint on October 26 against Rakhi Sawant. When asked about the latest claims of Rakhi filing a defamation case against Tanushree for Rs 50 crore, the actress' advocate Nitin Satpute commented that "this is not considered as defamation."
Further, Rakhi took to her Instagram profile and in a series of posts spoke about the defamation lawsuit and the ongoing #MeToo movement.
She said "She has filed a Defamation case against me for 10 crores I will file one for 50 crores. I will file a 50 crore defamation case against Tanushree for calling me a lower class girl. The original purpose of #MeToo is not being fulfilled. It is not going in the right direction and various girls are coming and taking advantage of the movement and the women that have not gone through anything are also coming and accusing innocent men. I feel bad for those women who have actually suffered sexual harassment and they won’t be heard out because of the girls who are lying''
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