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Tuesday 09 Oct 2018 10.37 AM

#Me​‍Too : National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu accused of misconduct

#Metoo, Vairamuthu

The #MeToo in India has startled some stalwarts in the Indian Film Industry. From Vikas Bhal, Chetan Bhagat, to the Times of India's Hyderabad Resident Editor, KR Sreenivas, many have been called out on social media. The latest name to surface in the list is that Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu.

In an anonymous message to journalist Sandhya Menon, a screenshot of whuch she has shared on her Twitter page, a woman has accused the lyricist of sexual harassment at the workplace.

The woman alleges that the incident took place when she, as an 18-year-old, was working with Vairamuthu on a project. She wrote, “In the pretext of explaining lyrics, he came to me, hugged me and kissed me. I did not know what to do. I said OK sir, thank you and ran from his house.”

The incident is alleged to have taken place at the lyricist's house cum office in Chennai's Kodambakkam. Singer Chinmayi retweeted Sandhya's tweet and added, "The industry knows; the men know. #TimesUp The time is bloody up."

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Tuesday 09 Oct 2018 10.37 AM
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