Actress Kasthuri alleges sexual assault while responding to Twitter comment!
The Me Too movement unearthed a number of sexual assault cases from Indian Cinema as well as in a lot of other places. Many big names came up and the movement is still continuing with allegations coming out still! Just a couple of days back, actress Payal Ghosh broke the headlines with allegations of ace director & actor Anurag Kashyap sexually assaulting her. She had posted a Tweet, tagging the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to take action. Payal had mentioned that Anurag Kashyap had forced himself on her badly and also went on to state that he had behaved lewdly with her, stating that he had been with over 200 girls and that they all had a good time with him.
However, many Bollywood celebrities including Anurag Kashyap's ex-wives and a number of leading actresses had expressed their support for Anurag Kashyap, stating that these were false allegations and that he would never behave in the way Payal Ghosh had stated. Actors like Taapsee, Kalki Koechlin, Irrfan Khan's son Babil and many others backed Anurag Kashyap's response that Payal Ghosh's claims were baseless. Anurag Kashyap's lawyer also issued a statement reiterating that all these allegations of sexual misconduct were baseless and that he would be following legal recourse. Though a number of organisations and celebrities like Kangana Ranaut came out in support of Payal, many people also slammed her for seeking cheap publicity.
Actress Kasthuri, who is very vocal on social issues, had also weighed in her opinion on this issue by expressing the legal view that without tangible or corroborative evidence, it was very near impossible to prove sexual assault. She had also stated in such cases, these allegations could ruin the names of one or all the names involved and added, "Nothing Good". Like most of her opinions, this tweet too stirred polarised opinions from Twitterati. One such Twitter user questioned Kasthuri, asking if she would still mention legal view, if such a thing had happened to anybody close to her. Replying to this question, Kasthuri mentioned that it had happened to herself and added that it is how it is, with the hashtag - #behindcloseddoors. Now, this too has been receiving radical comments on Twitter. Irrespective of who the perpetrator is, sexual misconduct against anybody is a crime.
Check out Kasthuri's tweets here:
Actress Payal Ghosh has accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault.— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) September 20, 2020
Legal view: Allegations of sexual assault without tangible or corroborative evidence are near impossible to prove . But They can ruin either one or all of the names involved. Nothing Good. https://t.co/Gw0RNuPikm
— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) September 21, 2020
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