Kavitha Reddy issues apology for 'moral policing' Kannada actor Samyuktha Hegde at Bengaluru Park

Samyukta Hegde had earlier said she and her friends were abused and attacked by Congress leader Kavitha Reddy while they were working out in a park in Bengaluru reportedly because of the clothes they were wearing.

FP Staff September 07, 2020 09:56:22 IST
Kavitha Reddy issues apology for 'moral policing' Kannada actor Samyuktha Hegde at Bengaluru Park

Congress leader Kavitha Reddy who had allegedly attacked actress Samyuktha Hegde on 4 September at Bengaluru Park has issued an unconditional apology on late Sunday, 6 September.

"I have always opposed moral policing. I realize that my actions were construed as such. An argument ended up in me reacting aggressively as well, it was a mistake,” Reddy said in a tweet.

Sharing a lettered apology, Reddy said she regretted her social media posts about the incident and hence taken them from her account. "I hope that we can put this incident behind us and work towards a safer and better future for women," she further wrote.

Read her post here

Hegde acknowledged the apology in a tweet, however, later shared that Reddy has not taken down any of posts from the event yet.

Read Hegde's tweet here

Hegde on Saturday, 5 September, said she and her friends were abused and attacked by Congress leader Kavitha Reddy while they were working out in a park in Bengaluru reportedly because of the clothes they were wearing.

A mob, which Hegde says was instigated by Reddy, accused the Comali actor of "indecency" in public for wearing workout clothes. Some also threatened to link Hegde’s name along with the drug racket controversy that’s currently sweeping over the Kannada film industry, reports The Hindu.

According to the Bangalore Mirror, an FIR was registered against Reddy at the HSR Layout police station on Sunday.

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