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#MeToo: Alok Nath raped me, writer-producer Vinta Nanda

#MeToo: Alok Nath raped me, writer-producer Vinta Nanda”

"When she complained to us, we chose to let him go", she wrote. "It is high time", she said in the statement. Additionally, she claims the highly popular actor used his influence to derail her career professionally and it took her 20 years to recover from the trauma of her assault. After the actress complained, Vinta removed the accused actor from the show.

After her successful TV show, Tara, was shut down, Nanda said, Nath invited her to a party. When asked why she did not name Nath directly, Nanda said there was no fear but she was addressing a specific audience. The actress never had a cordial relationship with her co-star and had called him an alcoholic mess after he labelled her as a drug user in an interview.

"He was an alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious but he was also the television star of that decade, so not only was he forgiven for all his bad behaviour, numerous guys would also egg him on to be his worst", Nanda wrote, adding that he even harassed the show's lead actress who was not interested in him.

Journalist Sandhya Menon who has been one of the main drivers of this phase of the movement in the country, has been sharing the deeply disturbing allegations she has been receiving from diverse women professionals made against industry stalwarts. I fought my battles there and then. My lead female actor was being harassed by him. "When she complained to us, we made a decision to let him go". Midway I was accosted by this man who was driving his own vehicle and he asked me to sit in it and said he would drop me home. She shares that Alok told her to "come to his house again and I went to allow him to violate me".

"I had friends who rallied around me and helped me clean up and restart my life in 2009, which meant that I had lived my trauma for 10 long years. I have faint memory after that". "I remember being violated endlessly". I started to walk home on the empty streets although the distance to my own house was long. "When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain".

"I couldn't get up for my bed".

Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has said it will issue a notice to Alok Nath, seeking his stand on the sexual harassment allegations, news agency ANI reported.



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