#MeToo Movement: Top Indian Personalities Accused of Sexual Harassment
What is #MeToo Campaign all about?
This is a movement against sexual harassment & assault undergone by woman across the Globe, especially in the workplace. The campaign started exactly a year back in Oct 2017 and spread virally over the Internet with a hashtag #MeToo demonstrating the existence of sexual assault.
Several Hashtags has been used before to throw some light against the sexual harassment, some of them include #MyHarveyWeinstein, #YouOkSis, #WhatWereYouWearing and #SurvivorPrivilege. It all started when the allegations of sexual misconduct against the American Film Producer came to limelight. The phrase “Me Too” was used in 2006 but was later popularized in 2017 on Twitter.
How did it Start in India?
There was a huge outrage over the Harvey Weinstein incident where the Hollywood producer was accused of harassing over 70 women. This has paved way for the #MeToo movement to finally arrive in India hitting the Entertainment Industry badly. Several women started sharing their horrifying stories on the sexual abuse at their workplace with the men who are at power.
Indian Personalities Accused of Sexual Harassment:
Popularly known for his outstanding roles in the Hindi films, Nana Patekar has been accused of harassing his co-actor Tanushree Dutta on the sets of the movie “Horn Ok Please”.
The Veteran actor known for his Sanskaari roles in Bollywood, Alok Nath is being accused for raping & sexually assaulting his co-stars. Vinta Nanda the then actress shared her story which happened to be 19 years old alleging Alok Nath for raping her. There were other actors Sandhya Mridul, Navneet Nishan & some anonymous member from Hum Saath Saath Hai bravely shared their story against him.
Anonymous woman accused him for trying to harass her over a chat conversation where the author was shown flirting with the woman even after he is married. Later, the author apologized the woman over a Facebook post.
Dear All,I would like to make a couple of points about the screenshots that someone has shared just a couple of hours…
Popular Music composer for Malayalam & Telugu cinema has been accused of abusing a renowned singer when she was a teenager & working with him in a film.
So #TimesUp for Gopi Sundar or Gopi Sunder!!
The "big shot music director from the south" as the victim describes, against whom nobody dares to talk.
— India Protests (@protestingindia) October 9, 2018
Ms. Reddy, a struggling star in the south film industry has come out and took a stand for the #MeToo protest sharing her own stories on the physical abuse by almost all the celebrities in the industry. Her protest has shaken the industry and outside the industry where she was both supported & criticized for her bold stand.
Is the sexual assault only in the Entertainment Industry?
The answer is a NO. It prevails almost in all the Industries. To name a few, there are campaigns against the Church, Finance, Politics, Government, & Sports etc
Stay Tuned for the Latest News on #MeeToo Movement.