At a time when the TVF (The Viral Fever) molestation case involving its CEO and founder Arunabh Kumar is yet to die down, revelations by a former senior executive of ScoopWhoop, accusing co-founder Suparn Pandey of sexual harassment and sexual assault have come as another shocker. Catch News reports that an FIR has been lodged at the Vasant Kunj (South) Police Station, Delhi.
When SheThePeople.TV reached out to ScoopWhoop on email, they responded with an Official Statement on the allegations against the Co-Founder.
The statement reads:
“ScoopWhoop strongly condemns any kind of harassment at the workplace. We work towards ensuring a safe and secure workplace for all our employees and take any complaints of harassment extremely seriously.
In line with workplace laws, ScoopWhoop has an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). The ICC constitutes three of our most senior and experienced women employees and an independent observer who has served on ICC panels across various prestigious and international companies. 40 per cent of our workforce is women and we have equal representation in senior leadership positions. We have taken every step to ensure the complainant gets a fair hearing and are following the rule book on workplace harassment.
The complaint was forwarded to the ICC immediately on receipt and the same is being inquired as per law. The company is adhering to the rules and regulations set forth by the Hon. Supreme Court of India and the law of the land against sexual harassment at workplace and the investigation is ongoing. As an FIR has also been filed separately by the complainant, and the police investigation is ongoing, we are extending full cooperation to the police to conduct a full and fair investigation into the matter.
We are fully prepared to accept the findings of the investigations and dutifully take the necessary action if found guilty.”
The complainant was an ex-employee of ScoopWhoop who worked between 2015 and 2017. In her FIR, she reportedly mentions the misdeeds she had to face during her working days. She stated that the harassment lasted during her tenure at the company. She has also accused them of harassing her initially with verbal assault from Pandey, in the form of “inappropriate comments and lewd remarks”. The FIR reportedly mentions details of physical assault.
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