Survivor who accused Vikas Bahl of sexual misconduct won’t pursue the case further

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Filmmaker Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual misconduct by a female employee of Phantom films a few years back. However, when the story of his harassment resurfaced, Phantom Films was dissolved and Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane issued statements calling Bahl a sexual predator and apologizing to the survivor for not taking a firm action before.

After Kashyap and Motwane issued their statements, Vikas filed a 10 crore defamation case against them. Also, it was reported that the survivor may take legal action against Vikas. However, the latest development suggests that she won’t be pursuing the case any further. The survivor’s lawyer was quoted as saying by Times Now, “I have had enough and I am still suffering at the hands of this man even after three years. I do not want to be involved in litigation so will not file an affidavit. Will only put out a statement.”  

However, the survivor stands firm on the allegations she made against Vikas Bahl. After the survivor decided to drop the case, Bahl’s lawyer told media, “Once the victim says that she does not want to file the complaint, the automatic impression is that someone was trying to fire from her shoulder. That is the reason we have filed a complaint against those people who were trying to use the victim and fire from her shoulder.” 

Looks like Bahl’s lawyer was pointing at Kashyap and Motwane for using the victim’s case to fulfil their own agenda. Now, it has to be seen how Kashyap and Motwane fight the defamation case filed against them.

Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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