#MeToo: Tanushree Dutta files Rs 10 crore defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for calling her a liar
#MeToo movement’s flag-bearer in a sense, in Bollywood i.e Tanushree Dutta has had a rather busy and difficult past one month. After returning to India, she created a storm with levelling sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar while they were shooting ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in 2008. Now, Tanushree has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for calling her a liar.
Rakhi Sawant, who is herself no stranger to the controversies had called a press conference and had refuted Tanushree’s allegations and called her a liar. Tanushree Dutta, not one to take it lying down, hit back and has sent a legal notice to Rakhi. Tanushree’s lawyer Nitin Satpute spoke to Republic TV and said, “We have filed a criminal and civil defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for maligning my client’s character and image. If she fails to revert, she will be punished for two years or fined or both.”
During this whole row, Nana Patekar has reiterated time and again that he has not been involved in sexual misconduct and says truth will be truth even after 10 years. On the professional front though, the national award winning veteran actor has voluntarily left his next film, ‘Housefull 4′ amid backlash. The #MeToo storm has exposed quite a few stars as names of Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan have come out in the public domain.