Tanushree Dutta slams Nana Patekar for allegedly threatening her witnesses in #MeToo case
Tanushree Dutta is one hard nut. The former beauty Queen is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that her voice is heard loud and clear. Her allegations against Nana Patekar have been dropped by the Mumbai Police. However, Tanushree claims that Nana not only bought his way out of the case, he even used his power and status to threaten her witnesses in the case.
Talking to Bombay Times, Tanushree Dutta said, “At about 5 am, I got a call from a friend who told me about it. This is disgusting because Nana Patekar has been trying to get a clean chit for a while now. I have also mentioned this earlier in an interview that our witnesses have been getting threat calls, and they are being intimidated and pressured in every way so that they do not record their statements with the police. We have 10 witnesses, out of which only one and a half statements have been recorded. The others have not even come forward, as they have got threat calls. Cops say that there is lack of evidence. How will credible evidence be produced, if the accused is making sure that no evidence against him reaches the police? The witnesses that the police have recorded the statements (in his favour) from, are his friends. From the unit present during the time of the shoot back then, no one was really my friend. Also, the witnesses did not say nothing happened, they said, they don’t remember anything. Disappointment happens when you are shocked about something. I didn’t have much expectation from the harassment case. I also think Nana Patekar is desperately trying to come back to Bollywood and now, he wants his name to be cleared somehow. My only hope of judgement now is from God. I will continue this fight.”
Just yesterday, Tanushree Dutta put out an open letter via her PR team telling how she feels Nana has bought his way out of this case. Here’s what her open letter read:
A corrupt police Force and legal system giving a clean chit to an even more corrupt person Nana who has been accused even in the past of bullying, intimidation and harassment by several women in the film industry. Our witnesses have been silenced by intimidation and fake witnesses have been put forth to weaken the case. What was the rush to file a B summary report when all of my witnesses have not even recorded their statements yet?
I’m neither shocked nor surprised being a woman in India this is something we all have got used to. I mean if rape accused Alok Nath got a clean chit and returned to movies then surely it was not going to be difficult for harassment accused Nana Patekar to get himself or shall we say buy himself a clean chit to continue to bully hapless young women.
But the proof is often in the pudding and a gentle reminder to the Indian public to watch the video of my car being mercilessly attacked and broken while me and my family tried to escape from these monsters on ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ set 10 years ago. After this, if you still decide to watch their movies and support then it’s your bad karma. You are corrupt people with no justice but God’s justice will rain on you someday hopefully and will avenge for all the humiliation, insult, harassment, judgement and trauma I have had to endure in the last 10+ years because of this attitude. That is my hope finally for a life without hope is like a candle without fire.
I pray that I never have to deal with this kind of toxicity ever again in life. I’m tired of fighting Alone against oppressors, bullies and a corrupt system. I have better things to do in life with my talent and skill set and I need to focus on those but please don’t take this example to mean that you will not be heard when you speak up!
Continue to expose these creeps through social media and other platforms so that in future people would think twice before troubling an innocent young girl. I still believe btw that I will get justice and victory will be mine! How.. only time will tell.
– Tanushree Dutta