Amala Paul Sexual Harassment Case: Actress Wants Names Of Those Involved In The Sex Racket To Be Made Public
Actress Amala Paul made headlines when she came out in the open about being sexual harassed. Media reports that followed named her manager Pradeep Kumar to have a role to play in the incident. However, the actress came our in defence of Kumar and in a statement revealed more details about the main accused who approached her and had an inappropriate conversation. Amala revealed that the man was part of an organised sex racket and he had detailed contact information of almost all the actresses, who participated in the show that was held in Malaysia earlier this month.
Talking about how Amala sensed something was not right about his person is when he asked her to attend a “special dinner” post the event got over in Malaysia. When the actress tried to dig for details, he said “don’t be a fool, you are not a kid.” The actress also stated in her statement that there was no one around apart from the two of them when this “disgusting” conversation took place. While she headed inside the studio to practice for her performance, avoiding any further exchanges with the man, he continued to wait outside for her, hopeful of a “positive answer.”
The actress had filed the complaint against the sexual harassment and stated that she suspected someone working on the event to be a source of information for the accused since he knew information about her exact whereabouts. Talking about the incident, earlier this month the actress had taken to Twitter and revealed, “He was ready to trade me off like a meatloaf, his guts make me sick, his existence makes me sick #MeToo.” Check out the statement issued by Amala below: ALSO READ: After Winking, Priya Prakash Varrier Is Winning The Internet With Her Singing – Watch Video
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Full statement below:
“On 31st Jan while I was practising at a Chennai based studio for a dance performance. A man entered the premises and approached me saying there is something important he needs to discuss with me regarding the event. He offered me to attend a special dinner after the event which was to be concluded in Malaysia. When I cross questioned him what special dinner he is talking about, he shrugged and said don’t be a fool, you are not a kid. I got startled, because when I looked around no one was present at that moment aside me and him and this disgusting conversation. While this guy went out the studio, saying he is waiting for my positive answer, I called my well-wishers and staff to come to my rescue. It took them 30 odd minutes to reach to the spot and catch hold of him, while he was patiently and confidently stood outside the studio as if this is his normal day at a business negotiation. Seeing my team approaching towards him, he tried to escape the situation by saying ‘she can also say ‘no’ if she doesn’t want, what’s the big deal?’. When he tried to push my team and run, they caught hold of him and locked him up in the studio. While this ordeal was going on, I realised he is a member of an organised sex racket as he had my latest number stored in his phone and had all the information related to me and other actresses performing in the event. When the police arrived to the scene on complaints of nuisance by the locals around the studio, we submitted this guy to the Mamangalam police station T Nagar. I too rushed to the police station to file FIR.
“I thank police for their swift action on the matter as they have not only found various evidences on the operations of the racket but have also arrested two of the linchpins. Few more arrest warrants are underway for other suspects too. But I still request them to expedite their investigation and make public all the names who are involved in this racket.
“Some media houses are spreading rubbish about my manager without even having slightest of clue of what went down the other day and who are the real culprits. There is an investigation going on and I don’t wish to be a hurdle in same that’s the only reason I am choosing to keep mum on the findings. But that doesn’t stop me from filing a defamation suit against such cheap journalism.
“This statement is also to notify that during the investigation by Chennai Police, police haven’t found any ill doing on behalf of my Manger Mr. Pradeep Kumar and any of my Team member. (sic)”
Amala has indeed taken a bold step and set an example for all women out there who experience sexual harassment. We only hope that the actress’ move gives other women courage to deal with such a situation.