#MeToo: Anu Malik’s lawyer issues a statement denying allegations by Shweta Pandit

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Tanushree Dutta‘s accusations against Nana Patekar has unearthed the names of many bigwigs (like Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan and Subhash Ghai among others) of the industry who have been accused of sexual misconduct. Yesterday, singer Shweta Pandit tweeted about her ordeal with Anu Malik who behaved with her inappropriately when she was a 15-year-old. Anu Malik‘s lawyer has now issued a statement denying all the claims.

Anu Malik’s statement called Shweta’s accusations ‘false’ and ‘baseless’. The statement read as, “The allegations made against my client are emphatically denied as completely false and baseless. My client respects the #metoo movement but to use this movement to start a character assassination mission is obnoxious.”

For the unversed, Shweta took to her Twitter and narrated the entire incident that happened with her in the year 2001. “This is my #MeToo and have to warn young girls about #AnuMalik & let you know your #TimesUp. Thank You @sonamohapatra for speaking up about him & supporting this.”

Sharing the story she wrote, “It was just him and me there. He asked me to sing without any music as he wanted to hear my voice. I remember I sang the title song of ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’ as a voice test for this man. I sang it well so he said, ‘I’ll give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan, but first give me a kiss now.’ He then smiled, what I’d recall the most evil grin I’ve seen. I went numb and pale in the face.”

Read the full post here.

As Anu Malik has denied all the allegations by Shweta Pandit, let’s see how she reacts to it. Till then, keep reading our space.

Also Read: Singer Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik of sexual misconduct, calls him ‘Paedophile’