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#MeToo Movement is now pulling more than countable figures and throwing light to their misconduct. Many prominent men from the Indian entertainment industry – television fraternity and film world – have been indicted of sexual misconduct, harassment and molestation.

The recent addition to this scandal is none other than Padma Bhushan Jatin Das.

Conservationist Nisha Bora on Tuesday blamed Padma Bhushan recipient artist Jatin Das of sexually harassing her at his Khidki village studio in 2004, which Das refuted as “ridiculous and vulgar”.

“I visited Jatin in his studio, which was in Khidki village… The next thing I knew, he attempted to grab me. I wriggled out of his embrace, flustered. Then he did it again. This time, he managed a clumsy kiss on my lips,” Bora tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

She further tweeted, “I recall the feeling of his beard on my skin. I pushed him away and moved away from him. At that moment he said, ‘Come on, it would be nice.’ Or something like that…

“I worked myself into a hole believing that talking about it would make trouble… I felt that somehow I landed myself into this spot and that it was my problem to deal with. I felt guilty and ashamed,” said Bora, adding that she is younger than Das’ daughter, filmmaker-actor Nandita Das.

The 42-year-old Bora wrote that the “repressed and ignored wound came right back up to claim its pound of flesh” after she came across the “stories of survivors and their violation”.

When Jatin Das was contacted by media houses, Das denied the allegations and called them “ridiculous and vulgar”. Well, it seems like the acquisitions are still fresh and ready to rot. What do you think?

 


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