The #MeToo movement has consumed the nation and how. From Indian film industry to the media, survivors from all walks of lives are coming forward to share their horrifying experiences on various platforms.
In the light of the movement, author Ira Trivedi accused popular writer and author of many best selling books Chetan Bhagat of harassment. She has alleged that he made a pass at her in a room and tried to plant a kiss on her lips to which she laughed, not knowing what else to do. In an exclusive interaction with Republic TV previously, she was quoted saying that she called out the 'Five Point Someone' author for behaving inappropriately with her over the past decade. Later, Ira also took to Twitter to share her piece of mind on the leaked email excerpts by Chetan.
Now the author has filed a legal notice against Chetan Bhagat charging him guilty of eve-teasing (Section 509 IPC), of harassment (Section 354 A, D IPC), of Cyber bullying and other cyber crimes under the IT Act i.e.( Sections 66, 499, 500, 503 IPC). Read the press release below:
Speaking to Republic TV, Ira Trivedi said, "I have just called out Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat for behaving inappropriately with me over the past decade. I have called out these stories so that they do not do the same with many other young women. As I mentioned, I have known both of these men for a long time and I have been an observer to their bad behaviour. I have experienced it myself and I believe that no other woman should go through it. I thank all the women who have come before me, the women who have called out Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat in the first place. Because it is these women who gave me the platform and path to speak. Thank you so much and I encourage all women to come forward with their MeToo stories."
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