#MeToo Movement: List Of Popular Faces Who Are Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Published on: 23/10/18 12:46 PM

In India, so far 35 people have been accused of sexual harassment amid #MeToo movement. Here we present the list of people.

MJ Akbar, Union Minister

Accused of misconduct and harassment. 

In his defense, The Union minister has called all the allegations against him false and fabricated. He has further accused Priya Ramani of “willfully, deliberately, intentionally and maliciously” defaming him.

MJ Akbar has filed a criminal defamation case in Delhi’s Patiala House Court against journalist Priya Ramani. The court has listed the matter to October 18. Akbar continues to be the Union minister of state for external affairs.

Vikas Bahl, Film Director

Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment last year by a former employee of the film collective Phantom Films, for an incident that took place in 2015 in Goa.

The filmmaker slapped a legal notice on Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. Vikas reportedly stated that the entire case of sexual harassment against him was orchestrated by Anurag and Vikramaditya “as a result of professional jealousy and with the sole intent to defame him, malign his image and destroy his career.”

Alok Nath, Actor

Accused of rape, sexual harassment, and improper behavior

Writer-producer Vinta Nanda claimed that she was sexually violated by the actor around 19 years ago.

Alok Nath has dismissed all the allegations leveled against him. He says it is useless to react to these allegations since “in today’s world, whatever a woman says, only that will be considered.”

IFTDA has now decided to take strong action against the actor.

Nana Patekar, Actor

Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta has accused Nana Patekar of sexual misconduct during the shooting of ‘Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss’ in 2008.

Tanushree Dutta has filed an FIR with the police against Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang, and producer Samee Siddiqui.

Vinod Dua, Journalist

Accused of Sexual and mental harassment

Filmmaker Nishtha Jain in a social media post accused Vinod Dua of stalking and trying to grab her when she started working at some other place.

Vinod Dua is still to respond to sexual harassment accusations.

Utsav Chakarborty, Comedian

Accused of Sending unsolicited pictures

The writer-actor has been accused of sending nude pictures of himself to unknown women and asking for similar pictures in return.

Utsav tendered a long apology on his Twitter handle.

All the videos featuring the actor have been removed by AIB.

Suhel Seth, AD-MAN/Consultant

Accused of Inappropriate behavior

Suhel Seth has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, including filmmaker Natashja Rathore, a journalist.

Sajid Khan, Director

Accused of Sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior

Has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, including actors Saloni Chopra and Simran Suri as well as journalist Karishma Upadhyay.

Sajid Khan said he is taking the “moral responsibility” to step down as director of “Housefull 4” till he can allay the allegations.

Zulfi Syed, Model/Actor

Accused of Forcible sexual advances

The model-actor has been accused by a photojournalist of making forcible sexual advances.

Zulfi has apologized for his actions.

Gurusimran Khamba, Comedian

Accused of Forceful kissing, harassing and emotional abuse

The comedian has been accused of forcefully kissing, harassing and emotionally abusing a woman.

He, reportedly, admitted that he had behaved inappropriately but denied of harassing the woman.

He has been temporarily removed from the comedy collective AIB.

Chetan Bhagat, Writer

Accused of Inappropriate messages

Chetan Bhagat has apologized to the girl in case she felt offended when he was trying to flirt with her. Bhagat has denied Trivedi’s allegations and shared a screenshot of a ‘self-explanatory’ mail which the author apparently sent to him in 2013.

Kanan Gill, Actor

Accused of inappropriate behavior

The comedian-actor has been accused of inappropriately touching a group of women.

Kanan Gill extended an apology to the person concerned.

Piyush Mishra, Actor

Accused of Inappropriate behavior

An anonymous woman accused Piyush Mishra of inappropriate behavior at a party.

The actor said that said he was probably a few drinks down when the incident took place and apologized for making the lady feel uncomfortable.

Raghu Dixit, Singer

Accused of Forceful kissing 

Raghu Dixit has been accused of forceful behavior and sexual misconduct by an aspiring singer.

Raghu Dixit reportedly apologized for the misconduct.

Sachin Garg, Writer

Accused of Sexual harassment

The novelist has been accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous woman.

He apologized for having caused hurt.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Singer

Accused of Sexual harassment

The Bollywood singer allegedly harassed a flight attendant at a pub.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya denied all allegations against him.

Mayank Jain, Journalist

Accused of Sexual harassment

Many women have accused him of sexual harassment and misbehavior.

He has not responded to the allegations.

Kailash Kher, Singer

Accused of Sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior

Singer Sona Mohapatra also spoke out against Kher, claiming he once placed his hands on her thigh.

The singer apologized in case anything has been misconstrued.

Rajat Kapoor, Actor

Accused of Sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior

The actor has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by two anonymous women and a journalist.

Rajat Kapoor apologized on Twitter.

Subhash Ghai, Director

Accused of Sexual molestation, forceful kissing

A woman had accused the filmmaker of raping her. Recently, TV actress and model Kate Sharma also accused the director of forcefully hugging and kissing her.

Subash Ghai has denied all the allegations.

Sham Kaushal, Action Director

Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Assistant director Nameeta Prakash has accused Kaushal of sexual harassment during an outdoor shoot of a movie in 2006.

The director said that he has always tried to be a good human being, both professionally and personally. He also apologized for unintentionally causing any hurt to anyone.

Ajit Thakur, Content Head

Accused of Inappropriate behavior

A young writer from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has accused Thakur, the Content Studio Head at Reliance, of forcing her to have alcohol and asking inappropriate questions about her sex life.

Ajit Thakur denied all the allegations.

Ashish Patil, Talent and Business head at YRF

Accused of Sexual exploitation

Activist Japleen Parischa shared an anonymous actress’s post in which she claimed that Ashish allegedly took her on a drive and tried to kiss her.

Patil has denied all the allegations.

Kangana Raut, Actress

Accused of Physical and emotional abuse

Actor Adhyayan Suman has alleged that Kangana abused him physically and emotionally during their relationship.

Suresh Rangarajan, Executive

Accused of Misbehavior with female employees

A journalist recently posted screenshots on her Twitter account accusing Rangarajan of misbehaving with women employees.

Rangarajan has not responded yet.

Tata Motors has sent him on leave and said that an objective inquiry will be conducted.

Aditi Mittal, Comedian

Accused of Kissing without consent

Kaneez Surkha accused Aditi of forcefully kissing her on stage without any consent.

Aditi Mittal reportedly issued an apology to Kaneez Surkha. She also stated that she had no intention to cause hurt.

Gautam Adhikari, Journalist

Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Former DNA Editor-in-Chief Gautam Adhikari has been accused of sexual harassment by two women who worked under him.

He has denied all the allegations and following this, resigned as a senior fellow at Center for American Progress.

Rahul Johri, BCCI CEO

Accused of Inappropriate behavior

An unnamed person, who claimed to be an ex-colleague of Johri at the Discovery Channel accused Rahul Johri of misbehavior. The messages were posted on Twitter by an author, Harnidh Kaur, who later stated that she did not want the charges published nor her name used in the context.

Prashant Jha, Journalist

Accused of Inappropriate behavior

A woman alleged that Jha sent inappropriate messages to her on WhatsApp. Screenshots of the conversation with Jha were also posted on Twitter.

Jha has stepped down from his position at HT.

Anirban Blah, Talent Manager

Accused of Sexual Harassment

Blah, who is the co-founder of talent management agency Kwan, has been accused of sexual harassment by at least four women.

Blah has not responded on any of the allegations yet.

K R Sreenivas, Journalist

Accused of Sexual Harassment

Many women journalists have come forward and accused the TOI journalist of sexual harassment at the workplace. A female journalist accused him of touching her inappropriately in 2008.

Sreenivas has resigned as Times of India’s Hyderabad resident editor.

Vivek Agnihotri, Director

Accused of Misbehaviour and harassment

Tanushree Dutta has claimed that Vivek Agnihotri asked her to take off her bathrobe and dance in front of another actor despite her not being in the scene. The incident allegedly took place during the shooting of the film ‘Chocolate’.

Vivek Agnihotri has served a legal notice to initiate defamation action against the actress.

Satadru Ojha, Journalist

Accused of Misuse of power and sexual harassment

Satadru, Kolkata Times journalist, is accused of sexual harassment by two former colleagues.

Satadru denied the allegations put against him.

Gaurang Doshi, Film producer

Accused of Sexual harassment

Doshi is accused of sexually assaulting actress Flora Saini.

Gaurang Doshi denies all the allegations.

Jatin Das, Painter

Accused of Sexual harassment

Entrepreneur Nisha Bora has accused him of sexually harassing her 14 years ago.

The painter said that he never met her and the allegations are being leveled against him ‘for the fun of it’

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