Payal Ghosh accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment and filed an FIR levelling #MeToo allegations against him, at Versova Police station. In a video, the Bengali actress shared her ordeal and also dragged actor Richa Chadha’s name, while explaining allegedly how Kashyap forced himself on her. During the hearing of Richa Chadha’s defamation suit against Payal Ghosh, according to a Mumbai Mirror report, Ghosh’s lawyer told the court that the actress is ready to apologise to the Fukrey actress, provided certain conditions be accepted.
Amidst the ongoing case, it was last week when Ghosh’s lawyer told the court that his client is ready to apologise to Chadha. Later, the Bengali actress took to her Twitter handle and said that she will not be apologising to anyone. In court on Monday, Richa Chadha’s lawyer Saveena Bedi Sachar informed the single judge bench about Payal Ghosh not agreeing to apologise to her client. She informed Justice AK Menon about the matter, to which, the Bombay High Court asked Payal Ghosh’s lawyer Nitin Satpute if his client is interesting is settling the matter.
Reacting to the same, Payal Ghosh’s lawyer Nitin Satpute said that the actress has certain conditions before she agrees to apologise to Richa Chadha. He told the HC, "After settling this matter, the plaintiff (Richa) should not file any criminal case against Payal.” Ghosh’s lawyer then revealed the reason why his client agreed to apologise, but changed her mind later and said, “After the last hearing, the plaintiff made certain statements to the media saying she has won the case. This has resulted in Payal being trolled on social media. But, we would like to settle the matter.”
Meanwhile, Payal Ghosh’s lawyer told the HC that he would get in touch with Chadha’s lawyer to finalise the consent terms, says the report. The report stated that the Bombay High Court granted both parties time of two days to arrive at a decision, and stressed that no further time will be given on Wednesday, October 14, to file consent terms. Speaking of the defamation suit, Richa Chadha filed the case against Payal, accusing her of making a “, baseless, indecent and derogatory” statement against her. Also Read: Richa Chadha Thanks Rekha Sharma After Hearing Back From NCW In Payal Ghosh Defamation Case; Says She Earlier Missed Out On The Mail
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