Thursday, May 28, 2020
Home Crime #MeToo: Now Comedian Varun Grover accused of sexual harassment, denies allegations categorically

#MeToo: Now Comedian Varun Grover accused of sexual harassment, denies allegations categorically

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

The country has been gripped by a string of sexual allegations against prominent personalities after the #MeToo movement hit India. After the various film and media personalities, including stand up comics, being outed by women on the accusation of sexual harassment, the latest to be accused is comedian Varun Grover.

The story narrated by the victim anonymously dates back to 2001 when Varun Grover was the victim’s senior in Benaras Hindu University. The victims recount that Varun was the head of the dramatics society and she looked up to him for his skills.

She says that one afternoon, Varun inviter her to rehearse for the annual fest and had told her that she reminded him of Tillotama, the Apsara. Varun Grover had told her that he was writing a play and she would be the lead role as Tillotama.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

She said that they finally met at a music club where he was to give her insights into what role she is to play. He said that she was to play a character which was playful and childlike but also destructive.

She says he kept calling himself Vishwakarma which she at the time thought was a joke. She said that he asked her to walk towards him from a distance with her arms extended, which she thought was play acting. He then snuck up behind her and grinded against her which made her feel terribly uncomfortable.

The victim says that she pushed him away and yet, he held her hand and said he was Vishwakarma and she was Tillotama.

Varun Grover has denied these allegations categorically. He has said that these statements are defamatory and untrue and that he will post a detailed response shortly.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Trending now

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Pakistan rants, issues statement ‘condemning’ the commencement of construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya

In the statement issued by Pakistan, the commencement of the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya was 'condemned'

SC asks central govt to identify private hospitals which were given free land, directs those hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients for free

The Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed that the hospitals that were given free lands should treat Coronavirus patients for free

Maharashtra forest department mulls sterilizing tigers in Chandrapur district to control population: Report

The forest department in Maharashtra plans to sterilise 20 male tigers, apart from trans-locating 50 other tigers

Visakhapatnam doctor who was suspended for demanding PPE kits writes to medical superintendent, claims he is being given antipsychotics at the mental hospital

The videos of a police constable kicking and flooring the bare-chested Visakhapatnam doctor had gone viral on social media

US President Donald Trump threatens “big action” against Twitter after his tweets were labelled as ‘misleading’

Twitter had marked Donald Trump's tweets about mail-in ballot box with a fact-check warning label which read “Get the facts about mail-in ballots”

Old photos of wildfires all over the world used to falsely claim severe wildfire in Uttarakhand, police to file FIR against fake news peddlers

Images shared on social media sites soon drew traction and many media houses reported that Uttarakhand has been burning in a forest fire for the last four days

Recently Popular

Paatal Lok changes the morphed image with BJP leader where he is shown next to corrupt character after he files a complaint against Anushka...

Days after BJP MLA Nandkishore Gurjar filed a complaint against Amazon Prime series Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma for using a morphed image of himself without his permission, the producers have changed the image.

Did you know about Nehru’s tribal ‘wife’?

She inaugurated a dam, when her life took a troublesome turn

1100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shivling unearthed in Vietnam’s Cham temple complex in My Son Sanctuary

The 9th-century fully intact Shivling is part of a complex of Hindu temples which were constructed by the Champa Empire between 4th century CE and 13th century CE.

‘Yeh bhaiya bataiye ki vaccine kab aayegi’, Rahul Gandhi’s question to public health expert triggers another joke fest on Twitter

Twitter users speculated whether Rahul Gandhi was asking for vegetable or grocery items to a local vendor.

Connect with us

228,297FansLike
352,214FollowersFollow
242,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements