In the wake of the #MeToo movement that has taken over the country, names of several popular celebrities have surfaced as alleged sexual perpetrators. Now, a Delhi-based aspiring actor, rape survivor has chosen to speak on national television for the first time, recounting the horrific incident she had to go through in the years 2015 and 2016.
The survivor exposed top Bollywood producer and a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan, Karim Morani. Morani, who is known for backing films like 'Chennai Express' and 'Ra.One' is facing rape charge and is currently out on bail.
The survivor had come to Mumbai in 2014 and was in close contact with the Morani family since she knew them before coming to Mumbai. The survivor said that during a function at the Morani household, she got in touch with Karim Morani.
The survivor alleged that Morani first abused her in 2015, when the accused had allegedly forced her into drinking wine.The survivor alleged that the drink was spiked as she only woke up the next day after drinking it. She allegedly confronted Morani on this matter next day over phone, but he only laughed it off. She said, "I felt helpless. I can still hear his laughter. I may forget tiny details of the day, but his laughter stills terrifies me."
On her first confrontation with Morani post the incident, he allegedly informed her that he had clicked her nude pictures and even sent it to her. She said,"He threatened to kill me if I tell anyone.I knew he was not kidding. I knew he had links to the underworld. He would brag about the 2G scam and tell me who did what and this is what happened ."
The victim also alleged that Morani would brag in front of her about the crimes he had committed and how he got away with them. The Cineyug Films Director was arrested and lodged in the Tihar jail in 2012 for his alleged role in 2G spectrum scam. He was arrested along with 13 other accused in the 2G scam including former Telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa.