Over the last few weeks, the TVF (The Viral Fever) sexual harassment case has taken many twists and turns. In the latest update, the Dindoshi Sessions Court on Monday, April 17, granted anticipatory bail to TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar.
Kumar made headlines after he went missing for weeks. Later, it was confirmed that he was granted interim protection from arrest till April 17 by a Mumbai sessions court. He was booked for molestation after two women came forth and filed complaints against him.
Following the first complaint of a victim at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) police station on March 29 and another at Versova police station on March 30, Kumar reportedly filed an anticipatory bail plea at the Dindoshi sessions court last Friday, April 7, standing by his earlier claim of being innocent, TOI reported.
What Kumar Said Earlier
“I unconditionally and unequivocally deny all these allegations. Social media has already declared me an offender, but I am ready to address all the allegations against me. I am open to receiving a police complaint so that I can respond legally as well. TVF is bigger than me and if there is a remote chance that I have done any wrong, let me be persecuted.”
Kumar was booked under sections 354 A (causing sexual harassment) and 509 (intending to outrage a woman’s modesty by indecent words, gesture or acts).
Then on Saturday, April 15, The Indian Fowler, who had opened a Pandora’s box with one anonymous post on blogging site medium.com last month, accusing Kumar of molestation, updated the post weeks after the long silence and wrote that she had finally lodged a complaint against him. Her original (anonymous) blog post has allegations against Arunabh are similar to other complainants, accusing him of touching her inappropriately, misbehaving at the workplace.
Kumar had founded TVF in 2011.
READ FULL STORY HERE: The TVF Sexual Harassment Case: How Deep Is It?
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