T-Series head Bhushan Kumar accused of sexual assault; complaint later withdrawn
A complaint alleging sexual harassment was filed against T-Series head Bhushan Kumnar on 16 January but was later withdrawn, state reports. The complainant had accused Kumar of offering her a three-film deal in exchange of sexual favours. The complaint also mentioned how Kumar later threatened the woman saying that he would not let her survive in Mumbai if she disclosed details on the issue.
However, as per reports, the complaint was later withdrawn by the woman who has confessed that the allegations were false. The clarification statement said that the woman had approached the police mentions that the complaint 'out of frustration and depression.'
As per the same report, T-Series was prompt to take out a statement stating that the complainant was not an employee of the company. In the statement, they mentioned that Krishan Kumar was compelled to file an FIR against the woman as she was continuously threatening him in order to extort money. The woman had threatened Kumar that in case she was refused the amount, she would falsely accuse Krishan's nephew Bhushan and embroil him in a sexual harassment case. The woman has now requested Krishan to withdraw his complaint against her.
Incidentally, in the wake of the #MeToo movement in India, Bhushan Kumar's name had surfaced among the many that had been accused. He was named by a former beauty queen and actress.
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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 16:37:39 IST