Over the last few days, many women have spoken about sexual assault at the hands of famous men. Now Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu has also been accused of sexual harassment.Many of them also include famous Bollywood stars. Names such as Vikas Bahl, Nana Patekar and Rajat Kapoor have cropped up as they have been accused of sexual misconduct.
A new name has been added to the list. Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu has also been accused of sexual misconduct. In an anonymous message to journalist a screenshot of which she has shared on her Twitter page, a woman has accused the lyricist of sexual harassment at the workplace.
In an anonymous message to journalist Sandhya Menon, In the post, she spoke about how at a young age she was harassed by the lyricist as he tried to forcibly kiss her. In her statement, she stated that on the pretext of explaining lyrics tried to hug and kiss her. Take a look at her full statement below.
On lyricist Vairamuthu pic.twitter.com/c6DwYWOO6C
— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 8, 2018
The woman alleges that the incident took place when she, as an 18-year-old, was working with Vairamuthu on a project.
She wrote, “In the pretext of explaining lyrics, he came to me, hugged me and kissed me. I did not know what to do. I said OK sir, thank you and ran from his house.”
The incident is alleged to have taken place at the lyricist’s house cum office in Chennai’s Kodambakkam. The woman goes on to say that she ensured that she was always in a group while encountering him, following the incident.
The woman has claimed that Vairamuthu is being protected because of his “political connections, which he uses to often silence victims.” Singer Chinmayi retweeted Sandhya’s tweet and added, “The industry knows; the men know. #TimesUp The time is bloody up.”
We sure hope that if these allegations are true the victims get the justice they deserve. Tell us what you think about them in the comment section below.