Subhash Ghai denies rape allegations: 'Hurt being gripped in #MeToo'
A day after Subhash Ghai was accused of raping a woman, the renowned filmmaker has rubbished the allegations. He said that he is deeply pained to be embroiled in the #MeToo movement on false allegations. An anonymous woman had alleged that Ghai spiked her drink and raped her several years ago. Her ordeal was re-shared by Twitter user Mahima Kukreja. Here are the details.
Ghai, who was apparently "shocked" on being dragged in the #MeToo campaign, said it has become a trend these days to defame with baseless allegations. He "strictly and firmly" denied all the allegations leveled against him. He also took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to defend himself and said that he respects women and their dignity "in spite of the cosmetic world we live".
Destiny shows u good times bad times-I m deeply pained 2b gripped in this movement but thank those who know me n my respect I shower to women n their dignity in spite of our cosmetic world we live n react more thru our love affection n respect Now seen in different perspectives— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) October 12, 2018
Meanwhile, Ghai is also planning to seek justice in the court of law and might file a defamation suit against the alleged victim if she fails to prove her allegations. "If she claims this way, she should go to the court of law and prove it. Justice will be done or I will go for defamation certainly," he added.
Ghai's name was dragged into #MeToo after an anonymous (but media lit) woman shared her horrifying story. She stated that how her mentor turned into a harasser and raped her in a hotel after spiking her drinks. The victim also alleged that Ghai tried kissing her forcibly and even touched her inappropriately before the unfortunate incident.