Fourth MeToo allegations against director Sajid Khan - Model Dimple Paul alleges harassment
Director Sajid Khan has established himself as a commercially successful filmmaker in Bollywood over the years with his Heyy Babyy in 2007 turning out to be a superhit. He tasted massive success next with his two back-to-back multi-starrer films, Housefull and Housefull 2, together collecting more than Rs 300 crore at the box office. Having said that, a popular model named Dimple Paul has leveled sexual harassment allegations against Sajid Khan when she tried to get a role in the film. This is the fourth sexual misconduct allegation against the director, who has also been accused by a journalist.
Dimple Paul took to her Instagram page to lash out against Sajid Khan and the abuse she had faced in his hands including the casting couch experience. She started off saying she didn't dare to speak about the harassment she had faced when the MeToo movement began since she had no godfather in the film industry as many others do. She went on to say that she doesn't have her parents now and is earning by herself. Dimple then launched her attack on Sajid saying that he had harassed her when she was 17 and had asked her to strip in front of him for a role in his upcoming Housefull movie. He spoke dirty to her, she added, while also stating that he attempted to touch her.
Raising the question of how many girls Sajid Khan must have conducted himself in such a manner, Dimple Paul states that she is not out now seeking any pity, but said that the entire experience had affected her badly when she was a child. She added that such people should be sent to jail for manipulating aspiring actors and for making them go through such casting couch experiences. She concluded saying the only mistake she had done was to not speak about it all this time.
Dimple Paul's Instagram note is as follows: "When #MeToo movement started, a lot of people spoke about Sajid Khan but I did not dare to because like every other actor who has no godfather and had to earn for a family I kept quiet. Now I don't have my parents with me. I'm earning for myself. I can dare to tell that I have been harassed by Sajid Khan at the age of 17. He spoke dirty to me. He tried to touch me. He even told me to strip in front of him just to get a role in his upcoming Housefull movie. God knows with how many girls he has done this. I'm coming out now not for any pity party. It's just that I realised that had affected me so bad when I was a child and chose not to speak. But it's high time no?. These bastards should be behind bars not only for casting couch but also for manipulating and for stealing away your dreams. But I did not stop!!! But the wrong I did was not to speak about it!."
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