Sexual Harassment case on TVF Founder | Arunabh Kumar Molestation : A girl from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, the same city from where Arunabh Kumar is, joined TVF’s production team in 2014. She was a fresher from Delhi University. The girl claims that abuse began the very first month she joined the firm. She finally had to quit her job in 2016. She added that when she discussed all this with some of her colleagues like Naveen Kasturia, they used to neglect her views and opinions. She felt helpless. Check out the full story here : Sexual Harassment case on TVF Founder below.
“Since then it became routine. Right from Pitchers to Tripling, I was molested. Be it in parties where Arunabh would try to lift me or would try and fall on me pretending he is drunk. One instance was the Ola deal. The Ola team was meeting him and we were taking notes. He walks out of the meeting with some excuse and calls me for some notes. I walk up. He says its time we do a quicky. I am stunned. And I told him I will go to the police. He says ‘Police to meri pocket me hai’. I walked out deciding never to come back. Then get a call from Legal saying that I am in a breach of contract (sic),” this is a part of the extract from Girlyappa.
The official response from TVF came as a comment on the blog where they have called the allegations “baseless” and termed the post “completely ludicrous and defamatory”. They have also commented – “We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations.” TVF spokesperson Aditi Singh told that according to their records, no employee of such description has ever worked at the company. She said “There are several other points in the blog which seem factually incorrect. We are preparing an elaborate response to the accusations made in the blog. Kasturia took to Twitter and denied the claim.
On Sunday, a girl Aayushi Agarwal claimed that she had had a similar experience working at the company. When contacted, she told The Indian Express that she quit TVF last month as an assistant art and graphic designer after working for a year as she was “tired of the constant harassment”. See image below :
Writer-director Reema Sengupta wrote a Facebook post in support of the anonymous blog and said she was directing a web series for TVF last year, when Kumar made overtures. “As I talk, he finds some lame excuse to place his hand on my hand (which was on the table in his glass cabin). In the middle of the shoot, he touches my shoulder tattoo and tells me he finds it sexy. After every other shot, he would come over to the monitor to see how the shot looks, but at the same time graze his hand against my waist. All this in a 5-hour shoot (sic) …”, she said.