After Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual assault by a former employee of Phantom films, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, who were co-partners with Vikas at the production house, supported the victim and the latter even went on to call the 'Queen' director a 'sex offender'. In response to this, Vikas Bahl filed a defamation lawsuit of Rs 10 crore against Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and accused them of plotting against him.
On October 19, the court proceeded the hearing. The Judge asked for the victim's (former employee of Phantom Films) presence in court to gain clarity on the matter. The victim's lawyer was present at court too, he revealed that the victim is still suffering despite the incident taking place in 2015 and hence is not willing to file a case against Vikas Bahl.
To this Vikas' lawyer stated that if the victim herself does not want to make a statement, then how can Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane defame his client. He further added that if the girl doesn't want to file a complaint then no one should make any statement against Vikas Bahl.
Anurag Kashyap's lawyer responded and said that in 2017 his client had asked the victim to give him a written complaint against Vikas but she failed to do so and that is why he could not take action.
After several arguments the court slammed Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya for not being able to present the witness and said that the victim should not be misused, no one should fire from her shoulders. The court adjourned the hearing till Tuesday, October 23, for further proceeding.
Vikas Bahl was one of the many personalities that were caught in the whirlwind of the ongoing #Metoo movement. The movement has spread like wildfire in the country and victims who have faced the horrors of alleged sexual assault are coming forward to share their stories and expose their sexual predators.
Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.