India is going through a revolution. Starting with Tanushree Dutta, who put allegations on Nana Patekar for sexual harassment, more women have come out to share their story.
Popular singer Chinmayi Sripaada has accused veteran Tamil lyricist-poet Vairamuthu by alleging that she was asked to “cooperate” and visit him in a hotel but she refused.
In the wake of #MeToo movement, there are plenty of other women who have accused Vairamuthu on the basis on anonymity. But singer Chinmayi chose to tweet. She has recalled an incident that a concert organiser asked her to “cooperate” and visit Vairamuthu in his hotel room. She said this happened in 2005 or 2006.
On Sunday morning, lyricist Vairamuthu released a video in response to the several allegations of sexual misconduct that have been levelled against him. In it, he categorically stated that all the allegations were completely untrue.
“The allegations have been levelled with some ulterior motive. I am ready to face any legal action that they initiate,” he said.
He added that for the past week he had been in discussions with a legal team, and claimed he had strong evidence ready now. “If you decide to file a case, I am ready to face it. I request people not to judge me now, not to decide if I’m a good person or not, and instead let the courts decide first,” he said.
Source : IBC Tamil
As a part of the #Metoo movement online, there had been anonymous allegations against Mr. Vairamuthu. Singer Chinmayi had alleged through a series of tweets that she had been asked to ‘cooperate’ with Mr. Vairamuthu by the organisers of an event in Switzerland. These allegations had later been denied by the organiser, Suresh, in a separate video response as well.
On seeing this video Chinmayi took her twitter account to react. She said “Mr. Vairamuthu should take a lie detector test. Enough said.”
Mr. Vairamuthu should take a lie detector test.
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) October 14, 2018
She had also shared anonymous allegations made by other women against the national award–winning lyricist, on Twitter.