When the #MeToo wave hit India, a lot of names got exposed. One such name that got embroiled in a #MeToo controversy is that of Anu Malik. Singers Sona Mohapatra and others had accused him of inappropriate behaviour. Now that he is back to being the judge of the latest season of Indian Idol, Sona Mohapatra and Neha Bhasin penned an open letter criticising the channel for having him back. However, this time around, Anu Malik has given it back and stated in a statement that all the allegations against him are false.
Anu Malik took to Twitter to share an open letter talking about the allegations and how affected he is with all the negativity. In the letter, he has denied all the allegations and stated that he is a father of two daughters and he cannot even think of treating anyone inappropriately. He has also mentioned about Indian Idol 11 being the only source of livelihood for him as of now. In the end, he has sort of sent out a warning saying that if people do not stop maligning his image on social media, he'll move to the court.
A part of his letter reads, "Ever since the false and unverified allegations were levelled against me, it has not only ruined my reputation, but affected me and my family's mental health, left us traumatised, and tarnished my career. I feel helpless, like I am being cornered and suffocated."
"It's disgraceful that at this age, at this stage in my life I have to watch the most slanderous words and horrifying incidents being associated with my name," he wrote further.
Apart from Sona Mohapatra and Neha Bhasin, singer Shweta Pandit too had accused Anu Malik of #MeToo. She revealed that Anu Malik asked for a kiss in the barter of a song and that she was just 15 at that time. He was judging the previous season of Indian Idol then and was asked to leave the show post these allegations.
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