In the wake of recent events on the Tanushree Dutta controversy that started a new rage of #MeToo movement in the Indian Film Industry, the actress has exclusively shared her thoughts to Republic TV.
In a statement, she says,
“Given the recent developments I am putting together a team of lawyers and advocates to defend my interests.Also contrary to claims made by Nana’s lawyer I have not received any legal notice.So bluffmaster gogo needs to step up his game a bit here.Instead of making empty threats to intimidate me into silence, send me a legal notice and then you will see what I will do with it!!
Another very important issue that this current scenario raises is how when a victim speaks up there are morally bankrupt and corrupt lawyers and advocates who come forward to defend serial harassers and offenders for their two seconds of fame.Despite witnesses coming forward and all evidence in my support im being subjected to criminal intimidation and harassment by Nana's helper.I am sure this guy has many skeletons in his closet too as birds of a feather always flock together.
This is the story of countless millions in our country who are still waiting justice because they got dragged into a web of legal mumbo jumbo and were silenced into submission.They make a mockery of not only our judiciary but also our esteemed constitution by trying to disrupt a persons freedom of speech by such threats.
This lawyer along with his client should both be questioned and taken to task. I have a humble request to the bar association of India to call out and take action against him and other such people who help perpetrators further harass their victims and witnesses in the name of law.”
Bollywood kept mum on the #MeToo movement until the news of Tanushree Dutta's 2008 controversy came under the spotlight once again. Many big names from the industry including Priyanka Chopra, Anurag Kashyap and Farhan Akhtar supported her for finally breaking her silence.
In a recent state of affairs, Nana Patekar allegedly filed a lawsuit against the actress for her alleged remarks. On the other hand, Rakhi Sawant, who replaced Tanushree in 'Horn Ok Please' song where the incident took place, claimed that the allegations made by Tanushree are false.
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