The first woman recalled that the Indian Idol Judge “rubbed his body” against her. When she expressed shock at his behaviour, he apologised in a submissive manner.
Later when coordinating with Malik for a fundraiser, the situation became worse when he called her home when he was alone and while sitting on the sofa, he lifted my skirt and dropped his pants. Later while dropping home, he drove into a dark and he simply unzipped his pants and asked me to lick him!
Another woman who is an inspiring singer was approached as wild card entry for Indian Idol, but she refused as she was sexually harassed seven years ago by Anu Malik who is one of the three-judge in the show.
At Sahara Studios, Goregaon, “He asked me if I had a boyfriend. When I said ‘no’, he said, ‘Oh, so you don’t even have anyone to hold you, you must be so lonely. At this point, I knew it was time to leave. As I got up, he grabbed me and hugged me, all the while running his hands over my body.
Sony TV To Sack Anu Malik
According to News 18, Sony Television has reportedly asked music composer Anu Malik to step down as judge of Indian Idol 10 in the wake of numerous sexual harassment allegations that have been levelled against him by multiple women.
Ever since the allegations against Malik came to light, the channel had been internally discussing the matter. Now decided to drop the Bollywood music composer as the judge until further investigation.
Sources close to the development also added that Malik wouldn’t be shooting any further episodes.
As reported by Mid Day, No action has been taken as of yet. It is a wait-and-watch situation as Anu Malik is synonymous with the show. When contacted, the channel officials refused to comment.
It’s a shame how this count is increasing every day. Women’s are speaking out. All started with Tanushree Dutta, AIB came, Utsav Chakraborty, Anurag Verma from HuffPost India, also Jeeveshu Ahluwalia. Rajat Kapoor, Alok Nath, Gaurang Doshi from Bollywood with Vairamuthu the Tamil lyricist as well. MJ Akbar is also accused by several women’s. It’s actually difficult to recall all the names as these are coming thick and fast.
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