TVF Molestation case: Multiple women claim harassment; web company calls it false allegations
Arunabh Kumar, the founder of The Viral Fever (TVF) which has been the leading web production house that gave us web series like Pitchers and Tripling has been accused of sexual harassment by a ex employee on social media.
Arunabh Kumar, CEO and founder of The Viral Fever (TVF), the leading web production house that gave us web series like Pitchers and Tripling, has been accused of sexual harassment by a ex-employee on social media.
The anonymous user wrote an article in the Medium blog titled The Indian Uber- That Is TVF, where the person talked about her first meeting with Arunabh Kumar and how she found him to be a 'charming fellow'.
The user also claimed that she worked with TVF till 2016, and she says, 'I walked out of the place last year. Jobless, Mindless. I don't have much to say. I am not as strong as many other women. I just need my life back. I dont think these guys would let me have one. The constant reminders from their legal on my obligations tells me that i am being tracked.'
As a response, the team at TVF came out with a statement saying,
"This is an official response from TVF on the anonymous article published on Medium by the Indian Fowler. The article is completely ludicrous and defamatory against TVF and its team.
All the allegations made against TVF and its team in the article are categorically false, baseless and unverified.
We take a lot of pride in our team and in making TVF a safe workplace that is equally comfortable for women and men.
We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations.
It is our humble request that you do not share an unsubstantiated, unverified and anonymous article such as this.
We would like to thank all our fans and friends for their continued support."
A user has commented below the medium post:
Another user has spoken out on Facebook, this time not anonymously:
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