It was on Tuesday that an FIR was registered against Anurag Kasyap. As reported, the FIR was registered under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty,), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement). Payal had submitted her written complaint a day earlier.
Payal in her complaint claimed that in the year 2013, Anurag Kashyap called her to his residence on the pretext of giving her work. She then claimed that he took her to his room and misbehaved.
There are a thousand effort everyday to suppress my voice. The plot to change the twist everyday is happening. This is what happens when someone without a filmy background raises the voices. Let the time come, the truth is going to come out .. it's eventual #metoo— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) September 22, 2020
Post the shocking allegations, many celebrities like Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chaddha, Taapsee Pannu and others came out in support of Anurag Kashyap. His lawyer also released a statement saying that his client is deeply pained with the 'false' allegations. The statement read, "My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations of sexual misconduct that have recently surfaced against him. These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest. It is sad that a social movement as important as the #MeToo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination. Fictitious allegations of this nature seriously undermine the movement and seek to unconscionably trade upon the pain and trauma of the actual victims of sexual harassment and abuse. My client has been fully advised of his rights and remedies in law and intends to pursue them to the fullest extent." (Also Read: Anurag Kashyap-Payal Ghosh Controversy: Nausheen Ali Sardar Says, 'Struggling Actors Are Misusing #MeToo And That's Wrong'- EXCLUSIVE)