Director Virumandi on Questions About Collaborating with #MeToo Accused Vairamuthu: “It is Wrong For a Woman to Be Asking These Questions”

Director P Virumandi, who is currently working on a Tamil biopic starring director and actor M Sasikumar, lashed out at this reporter when asked why he thought it was appropriate to collaborate with Vairamuthu, the lyricist who multiple women have accused of harassment.

Women Victims Bear The Brunt Of ‘MeToo’ In Kannada Film Industry

Actor Chetan, who is the Founder and Secretary of the FIRE (Film Industry for Rights and Equality) committee, which aims to tackle sexual harassment of women in the Kannada film industry, however, believes that it’s false to think that the #Metoo movement has not gained as much traction in the Kannada Film Industry (KFI) as compared to other industries. “Several women– both prominent and not– from all departments have taken stances against sexual harassment in their own capacities.

Susi Ganesan’s Cross-Examination In His ‘MeToo’ Defamation Case Against Leena Manimekalai; Notes From The Court Room

07 March 2020, Saturday, marked the cross-examination of director Susi Ganesan in the 9th Metropolitan Magistrates court in Saidapet, Chennai. Susi has filed a criminal defamation case against independent filmmaker Leena Manimekalai, about her Facebook post accusing him of sexual assault published during the #MeToo movement. The case reached trial stage last week, presided by Judge Mohanambal S. Susi Ganesan himself took stand as prosecution witness 1.

Anu Malik Steps Down As Indian Idol Judge After Multiple #MeToo Allegations

Singers Neha Bhasin, Sona Mahapatra and Shweta Pandit have come out against Sony Television’s move to reinstate Bollywood music composer Anu Malik, against whom there were multiple #MeToo allegations last year, as a judge on their reality show Indian Idol. In a series of tweets, the singers spoke about Malik’s predatory nature, and slammed the television industry for facilitating sexual harassers.
Neha Bhasin, in a tweet posted on October 30, accused Anu Malik of sexually harassing her fifteen years ago, when she was 21. “We do live in a very sexist world. Anu Malik is a predator. I too have run away from his strange moves when I was 21. I didn’t let myself get into a sticky situation beyond him lying on a sofa in front of me talking about my eyes in a studio. I fled lying,” wrote Bhasin on Twitter. “I fled lying my mum’s waiting below. He even messaged and called me after that to which I stopped responding. The point is I went to give him my CD and hoped for a chance at a song. He was older and shouldn’t have behaved the way he did.”

Several Men Accused In #Metoo Make ‘Comeback’; Women Who Spoke Up Pay A Heavy Price

The men accused of sexual harassment and misconduct in the Indian #MeToo movement, especially in the entertainment space are back in prestigious big-ticket projects, even as the women continue to face backlash and boycott.It is not just that he was named in #MeToo but also that one of the most vocal voices of the Indian #MeToo movement and one of the women who came out in public against him, Chinmayi faced severe backlash for speaking up.

‘The Very Existence Of CBFC Is An Insult To Our Sensibilities’: Leena Manimekalai On Her Upcoming Un-fairy Tale ‘Maadathy’, #MeToo, Censors, Poetry And Politics

In the midst of all the excitement at the festival, Leena also made time to talk to Silverscreen about her new film Maadathy (which she conceived, researched, wrote, produced, directed and is now distributing), on raising funds on Facebook, fighting the good fight with the censor board, #MeToo and its effect on her well-being, and more…

“If There’s Truth In Anyone’s #MeToo Allegations, I’m Willing to Face Legal Action”: Singer Karthik

Four months after singer Chinmayi Sripada tweeted anonymous #MeToo allegations singer Karthik, he has responded to it. On Monday Karthik issued a statement via Twitter saying that he hadn’t harassed or hurt anybody, or ignored their consent. He fully supports #MeToo and if there’s truth to anyone’s allegations he was willing to face legal action.

Roundtable 2018: Actors Speak About #MeToo, But Where Are Tamil & Malayalam Stars?

The latest of Rajeev Masand’s roundtables for CNN-News18 was with Hindi cinema’s newcomers of 2018. Zoya Hussain, Sara Ali Khan, Ishaan Khatter, Radhika Madan, and Janhvi Kapoor, the actors who had their first films release last year, were part of the roundtable. They spoke about the debates over nepotism and social media validation among other things.