Me Too Movement has taken the country by storm with many women from the film and media industry are coming out publicly and speaking up about their horrifying experiences. After a long silence, music composer AR Rahman spoke up on Me Too Movement. Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu was accused of predatory behaviour by many women from the music industry including singer Chinmayi. The award-winning music composer has now spoken up on the ongoing me too movement and in support of the women.
AR Rahman took to Twitter and wrote, “Been observing the #metoo movement… Some of the names have shocked me… both the victims and their perpetrators… I would love to see our industry become cleaner and respectful of women… More power to all the victims coming forward!!”
His post further reads, ” creating an environment where everyone finds a safe creative space to bring their best, evolve and succeed.”
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) October 22, 2018
AR Rahman’s sister AR Raihanah also spoke on the sexual harassment allegations made on Vairamuthu. Speaking to The News Minute, AR Raihanah admitted that she had heard about Vairamuthu’s behaviour by many women but herself has never faced any such harassment.
Singer Chinmayi Sripaada and few other women from the music industry have accused Vairamuthu of sexual misconduct. After being accused of sexual harassment, the Tamil lyricists took to Twitter and reacted to the allegations put on him. “Allegations levelled against me are totally false, motivated. If they are true, those concerned can file a case against me.. I am waiting to face,” he said.
Reacting to the lyricists Vairamuthu’s video, Chinmayi took to Twitter and demanded a live detector test. She tweeted, “Mr. Vairamuthu should take a lie detector test. Enough said.”
Mr. Vairamuthu should take a lie detector test.
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) October 14, 2018