Thursday, December 3, 2020
Home Editor's picks As Vinod Dua finds another job, The Wire says he continues to be their...

As Vinod Dua finds another job, The Wire says he continues to be their consulting editor despite sexual harassment accusations

The Wire and its coterie had pretended to be the harbingers of women's rights. However, it is intriguing how the Left's double standards leave no cause untouched.

Vinod Dua, media person accused of sexual harassment and stalking is now back doing shows, but it appears like he is no longer with the leftist propaganda website The Wire, but has been rehabilitated at a publication called HW News Network.

Not too long ago, the #MeToo movement had shaken the very foundation of established media. Several people were accused of molestation as scores of women stepped forward to tell their harrowing tales. One of the people accused was media person Vinod Dua who at that time, worked with The Wire.

The filmmaker had accused him of stalking her and sexually harassing her in a harrowing tale. She said first, when he interviewed her, he cracked lewd, sexual jokes. Then, after he insulted her and she took a job elsewhere, he stalked her to the workplace and asked her to get in the car. While she thought he might just apologise, he forcefully kissed her instead.

Following the allegations of sexual harassment and stalking mounted against Vinod Dua, The Wire had issued a statement about an internal committee probing the allegations against him, however, as is the nature of The Wire, they allowed Dua to publish a video denigrating the entire #MeToo movement using The Wire platform.

He made ridiculous comments like calling the allegations against him ‘keechad’, and insinuating that the #MeToo movement was orchestrated to ensure that “real” issues are not spoken about, like criticising Narendra Modi.

Another woman had accused Vinod Dua of sexual harassment as well, however, after these multiple allegations, The Wire’s internal committee report, if there was one, was never made public.

On 17th November, Vinod Dua had also seemingly lashed out at The Wire. He had agreed with an article written by Justice Katju and said that character cannot be expected from today’s media owners and that they “don’t stand by one’s own colleagues”. One would imagine that this was Dua’s way of lashing out at his former employers at The Wire who did not support him publicly but rather, pulled his video down from their YouTube channel.

The reason for Dua’s exit from The Wire has not been made public. If at all there was an internal committee constituted, its findings have not been made public either. With Dua lashing out at The Wire, it is unclear whether Dua left The Wire because they “did not stand by him”, or the internal committee found Dua guilty of sexual harassment and hence, he was asked to exit.

The insincerity of The Wire is evident from the fact that they rehabilitated another journalist of theirs who was accused of rape. Among others, one woman had accused Akhil Kumar of The Wire of sexual assault and emotional harassment. She narrates two incidents. One, where Akhil removed his condom without informing her and she suffered infection after that. Second, where he forced himself on her, repeatedly bit her and pinned her down. She says that Akhil didn’t stop even after she repeatedly said no and broke down into tears. She also accused him of emotional traumatizing her.

After a few weeks of conspicuous absence, Akhil Kumar was back on The Wire. OpIndia had reached out to The Wire for an explanation but our emails have since been unanswered.

The Wire and its coterie had pretended to be the harbingers of women’s rights. However, it is intriguing how the Left’s double standards leave no cause untouched. The collective silence of the entire ecosystem on the shenanigans of The Wire and its journalists only goes to prove that the left will rehabilitate its own no matter what the price is.

UPDATE: Digital portal The News Laundry reached out to The Wire and this time, they did manage to respond. In a move which is even more shocking, after the accuser had asked The Wire to ensure that Dua was fired so a fair investigation can take place, and confirmed that Vinod Dua continues to be there Consulting Editor. In their response, they have stated that he is, however, free to work elsewhere as well. 

They have also asserted that the committee to probe the allegations was constituted in October and the investigation is still on. 

  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

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

Related Articles

Trending now

Darshan Pal, the coordinator of the farmer protests, was a founding member of Maoist organisation PDFI. Read details

Darshan Pal, who demanded special parliament session to repeal farm laws, was convenor of 51-member executive committee of Maoist group PDFI

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Raut gives bizarre analogy trying to defend party after Azan row: Here are 4 things that he could have meant

Sanjay Raut came up with an absurd analogy in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana to ward off criticism over azaan recitation competition

The return of ‘Award Wapsi’: As farmers protest continue, former Punjab sportspersons want to return awards

Punjab sportspersons have claimed that they will go to Delhi on 5th December and put their awards outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

Indonesian radical Muslims change words of Azan from ‘hurry to the prayer’ to ‘rise up for Jihad’: Here is what happened

A verse of the chant, which originally means “hurry to the prayer”, has been changed to “hayya alal jihad”, or “rise up for jihad” in Azan

Kangana Ranaut served legal notice for mistaking an elderly woman in farmer protests for Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh

Kangana Ranaut had commented on Twitter that the Shaheen Bagh Dadi was available on hire for appearing in protests. She had deleted her tweet later.

Recently Popular

Ex-Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh joins Farmer’s protests, justifies “Indira thok di” comment

Multiple videos of Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh's father, have gone viral on social media where he has been giving provocative speeches amid the ongoing farmer protests

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Webchutney: A marketing company with a ‘liberal’ CEO that seems to be dragging Swiggy through the mud

Food delivery app Swiggy recently stoked controversy by responding to a troll account taking an extreme political side

No politicians, farmers only: Centre bars Yogendra Yadav from being a part of farmers’ delegation for the discussions

Yogendra Yadav, a political activist and self-proclaimed psephologist, had wanted to be a part of the discussion but the government objected to his presence.

After US elections, Facebook and Twitter are getting ready to interfere with Indian elections: Why the centre must take note before 2024

With Twitter's admitted Left-wing bias, nobody needs to wonder which side they would choose to censor and the trajectory is rather evident with the censorship of Malviya's tweet.

Darshan Pal, the coordinator of the farmer protests, was a founding member of Maoist organisation PDFI. Read details

Darshan Pal, who demanded special parliament session to repeal farm laws, was convenor of 51-member executive committee of Maoist group PDFI

Govt of India orders Wikipedia to remove an image showing wrong map of Jammu and Kashmir

This matter was flagged by a Twitter user asking government to take action against Wikipedia for displaying a wrong map of India

‘Jinnah did everything that is banned in Islam’: Images of alcoholic drink ‘Ginnah’ named after Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah go viral

A photo of a gin bottle 'Ginnah', eponymously named after Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, has gone viral on social media websites

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Pro-AAP blogger Dhruv Rathee wants foreign interference in country’s internal matters to offer Indians a solution

Dhruv Rathee claimed that India’s institutions have already been hijacked and have become puppets at the hands of Modi government

Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal hits back but ends up making no sense: Read what happened

Arvind Kejriwal accused Amarinder SIngh of playing 'low level politics', after Singh slammed him for notiyig a farm law they are opposing

Yogi Adityanath responds to Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, busts claim about UP wanting to take film city away from Maharashtra

CM Yogi had announced that country's biggest Film City would be established at Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Raut gives bizarre analogy trying to defend party after Azan row: Here are 4 things that he could have meant

Sanjay Raut came up with an absurd analogy in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana to ward off criticism over azaan recitation competition

Zombie Mink: Hundreds of mink carcasses emerge from the burial trenches in Denmark after mass-culling exercise

Dubbed as Zombie mink, the farm mink that were culled to prevent Covid-19 outbreak have 'emerged from their graves' in Denmark.

The return of ‘Award Wapsi’: As farmers protest continue, former Punjab sportspersons want to return awards

Punjab sportspersons have claimed that they will go to Delhi on 5th December and put their awards outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
492,287FollowersFollow
20,300SubscribersSubscribe