Anurag Kashyap's lawyer seeks action against Payal Ghosh for hijacking Me Too movement
The lawyer stated that Anurag seeks action against the complainant for 'misusing the criminal justice system and for hijacking the Me Too Movement for her ulterior motives.
Over the past few weeks, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has been in the headlines due to the alleged sexual misconduct accusations made by Payal Ghosh against him. The actress went ahead and tweeted allegations of sexual misconduct against Anurag last month and claimed that the filmmaker forced himself upon her.
Amid this, she went ahead and complained to the Mumbai Police after which Anurag was called for questioning yesterday. After being questioned for reportedly 8 hours, a news channel's report claims that Anurag has denied all charges levelled against him.
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Anurag Kashyap's Lawyer:
Now, his lawyer Priyanka Khimani has issued a statement on the filmmaker's behalf. In which Anurag has denied all allegations levelled against him. Not just this, the statement also mentioned that the filmmaker has sought strict legal action against Payal for misusing the criminal justice system and hijacking the Me Too movement for ulterior motives.
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In a statement, Anurag's lawyer denied all charges on the filmmaker on his behalf. The statement read, "Mr. Kashyap has denied all wrongdoing in the matter and has provided his statement to the police. The material provided by Mr. Kashyap, in support of his statement, demonstrates that the complaint of Ms. Ghosh is an outright lie."
Further, the statement included that Anurag has provided proof to the police that he was in Sri Lanka in August 2013.
The statement continues, "Mr. Kashyap is apprehensive that now that the falsity of her allegations in the FIR have been established, she will alter her version of events in the investigative process as well."
In the statement, Anurag's lawyer even stated that the allegations have caused pain to the filmmaker and his fans & family. It stated that the filmmaker will seek legal recourse regarding the same.
Further, denying the allegations, the lawyer stated that Anurag seeks action against the complainant for 'misusing the criminal justice system and for hijacking the Me Too Movement for her ulterior motives.' It ended on the note where the filmmaker's lawyer stated that he is confident that justice will prevail.
Payal had met up with the Union Minister Ramdas Athawale recently. Also, he had assured her that she will get justice. Further, he had mentioned during the press conference that if Mumbai Police does not take action, there may be protests in the city.
Payal even met up the Maharashtra Governor, BS Koshyari to submit her request to get Y+security. Payal had tweeted and alleged that the filmmaker had forced himself upon her. Post that, Anurag had denied all allegations and called them 'baseless.'
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