The #MeToo India movement has made his way to Kollywood now. Many women from the different walks of the life made some shocking revelations about the people who asked for sexual favours. India is currently witnessing a massive awakening with several women coming out publicly and calling out the names of the sexual offenders, mainly from the media and film industry. An anonymous singer has accused renowned poet and Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu of sexually harassing her some years ago. The horrifying experience has been shared through her friend and another singer Chinmayi Sripada.
In the allegations, the anonymous singer has revealed that how Vairamuthu molested her at the age of 18. It was when she visited his office to work on a project. Journalist Sandhya Menon took to social media to share the screenshot of the woman which reads that how Vairamuthu had allegedly hugged and kissed the woman in his office in Kodambakkam. The horrifying experience has also been shared through her friend and another singer Chinmayi Sripada.
On lyricist Vairamuthu pic.twitter.com/c6DwYWOO6C
— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 8, 2018
Sandhya Menon received one more allegation from a unknown woman who said that Vairamuthu molested her after he asked her to come to his house in Seethammal Colony. He later locked the door of the room when she entered and tried to touch her.
One more allegation against Vairamuthu pic.twitter.com/DuRjsq0276
— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 9, 2018
While South Indian actors are not speaking out over the MeToo movement, actress Samantha Akkineni and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar have reacted. The actress tweeted, “I am so happy that more and more women are finding the strength to say #MeToo. Your bravery is commendable. I am sorry though that some people, even other women themselves will shame and burden you with the question of proof and doubt. Just know that you are saving many little girls with your voice. I support the #MeTooIndia movement.”
Thankyou for being so strong 🙏🙏 https://t.co/x8u3NxNVlp
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) October 9, 2018
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar also tweeted in support of the #MeToo and wrote, “It’s alarming to hear the number of #metoo stories.They say it’s better late than never.Thank you to all the women that r being so strong to come out with their stories I stood up last year #metoo I urge every woman affected to stand up,we need to fight for our rights #TimesUp.”
It’s alarming to hear the number of #metoo stories.They say it’s better late than never.Thank you to all the women that r being so strong to come out with their stories I stood up last year #metoo I urge every woman affected to stand up,we need to fight for our rights #TimesUp pic.twitter.com/5EgWmTTCxL
— varu sarathkumar (@varusarath) October 9, 2018
Rahul Ravindran also tweeted, “I am an actor and a director. And I stand with you, I will continue to work with you. And there’s nothing @Vairamuthu can do to stop that.”
— Rahul Ravindran (@23_rahulr) October 9, 2018