Suhel Seth engaged to model Lakshmi Menon?
Suhel Seth, known to make himself the centre of any party that he is part of, has been silent for way too long. It has been more than a month without any noise from Suhel Seth, a man who is known for his appearances on TV debates and his posts from the end of the earth on Facebook.
The man has taken a leave from social media ever since sexual harassment allegations against him hit the headlines.
But his time away from the limelight has not kept him from making the odd appearance in gossip columns. If reports are to be believed, Suhel Seth is engaged to model Lakshmi Menon.
Mumbai Mirror says that 55-year-old Suhel, who has apparently been dating 37-year-old Lakshmi for over a year now, has now exchanged rings with the model.
The ad-man got engaged to Lakshmi at his Gurgaon house a couple of weeks ago. Suhel's mother, his brother Swapan Seth and a few close friends were present at the engagement ceremony, says the report in the daily.
After the engagement, Suhel is said to have jetted off on a holiday with Lakshmi with Goa and Switzerland in the itinerary.
Suhel Seth and Lakshmi Menon are expected to tie the knot at his Gurgaon home according to unconfirmed reports. Both of them are said to have sent their friends a 'save the date' message for December 25, when the two are hosting a dinner for their guests.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS
Adman and socialite Suhel Seth vanished off the radar ever since several women accused him of sexually harassing and assaulting them. Model Diandra Soares, author Ira Trivedi, entrepreneur Natashja Rathore, journalist Mandakini Gahlot, writer Ishita Yadav are among the women who came out and said #MeToo after the movement took off in India.
Following the allegations, Suhel Seth lost his job as a consultant with the Tata Group. In October this year, the Tata Group fired Seth after the sexual harassment accusations from six women.
Diandra Soares wrote on Facebook how Seth once misbehaved with her at a party in New Delhi and forcibly kissed her. "I was dancing on a couch and out of nowhere Suhel Seth shoves his f*****g tongue down my mouth. I immediately bit his tongue and bit it really really hard with all my might and anger," Soares wrote.
Journalist Mandakini Gehlot joined Soares in saying #MeToo, "Suhel reached out -- I figured for a quick hug -- and planted a big sloppy kiss on my mouth, I felt his tongue inside my mouth. I was so stunned and I said something like 'Suhel, you can't do that'."
Filmmaker Natashja Rathore had a similar story, "You then threw yourself at me although I was clearly uncomfortable. You shoved your tongue down my throat even when I resisted -- I whacked your head and said 'behave yourself'. You put your hand into my kurta and grabbed my breast."
'Public figure' Suhel Seth, since October 5, disappeared from social media. His last Facebook post is from October 5, just before the sexual harassment allegations were out. His last tweet is from October 10. There has been radio silence on social media since then.