With the Me Too movement gathering steam in Bollywood after Hollywood, yet another famous figure has been called out for alleged sexual harassment.
Writer and comedian Varun Grover has been making the headlines for his relentless support for victims of sexual harassment. After a former female employee called out ‘Queen’ director Vikas Bahl, Varun Grover took to Twitter to lash out at the director and his now-dissolved production banner, ‘Phantom Films’.
On Tuesday, however, a series of screenshots were shared by a user on Twitter, which stated that back in 2001 when the writer was attending college at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, he allegedly harassed a classmate.
Narrating the heart-wrenching incident, she wrote, "As I walked towards him he suddenly got up, snuck up behind me and held my waist. He made it sway while his erection dug into my back. I realised what was happening and immediately pushed him away. He held my hand and said he was Vishwakarma and I was Tilottama".
Read the string of messages here:
Following these shocking allegations leveled against Varun Grover, the writer on Tuesday, took to Twitter and wrote, “I completely, totally, categorically deny all the allegations being made. The screenshot in question is untrue, misleading, and defamatory to say the least. Issuing a detailed statement soon.”
In addition to Varun Grover, several big-wigs have been called out for sexual harassment including AIB's Gursimran Khamba, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher, Nana Patekar, and Vikas Bahl.
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