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19 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

Sona Mohapatra lashes out at Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam sparked fresh controversy after he extended support to Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

Sonu asked for a proof from the accusers, and his words didn't go down well with singer Sona Mohapatra. She slammed him for showing sympathy towards Malik and questioning the victims.

Notably, Sona was one of the women who had accused Malik.

In context

Sona Mohapatra lashes out at Sonu Nigam
Context: Sona had called Malik a serial predator

Accusations

Context: Sona had called Malik a serial predator

To recall, when Bollywood was hit by #MeToo wave, Sona had accused Malik and called him a sexual predator.

She claimed that Malik made lewd comments and called her maal in front of her husband Ram Sampath. He even called her at ungodly hours.

"He didn't know we were married and made a lewd comment - Kya Maal hai Sampath," Sona had alleged.

Sona's reaction

Sona attacks Sonu, questions his logic

Sona took it to micro-blogging site Twitter and questioned Sonu's logic. He had claimed Malik was losing out on work and she mentioned he was a millionaire already.

She also came down heavily on him for being ignorant towards women and minor girls.

Further, Sona asked Sonu why the multiple testimonies weren't enough to highlight sexual predators like Malik.

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Sona gives a perfect reply to Sonu

Sonu slammed accusers, asked them to give proof

Sonu's statement

Sonu slammed accusers, asked them to give proof

It all started when Sonu, during a recent media event, defended Malik and demanded proof from the accusers.

He said that people have been respecting accusers and shaming Malik without any proof.

Sonu also spoke about Malik's ban from Indian Idol 10 and said that while he has been named, his family should not be tortured and punished.

Sonu's 'tarnishing image' statement gets a perfect reply from Sona

Notably, Sonu had claimed that the allegations against Malik were intended to tarnish his image. This infuriated Sona and she wrote, "I guess Mr. Sonu Nigam expects all these women/underage girls to carry proof-gathering devices because they have much to benefit defaming him?" she added.

Sona has some serious questions for Sonu. So do we.

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What is the controversy between Sona Mohapatra and Anu Malik?

What does Sonu Nigam has to say about Anu Malik's controversy?

Why was Anu Malik sacked from Indian Idol 10?

Who all accused Anu Malik for sexual harassment?

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What is the controversy between Sona Mohapatra and Anu Malik?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Hemant Chopra

Answered by NewsBytes

Sona Mohapatra has been the first one to accuse Anu Malik of sexual harassment. She called him a serial predator and said that he made lewd comments about her in front of her husband. Sona also alleged that Malik would call her at odd hours and leave missed calls.

What does Sonu Nigam has to say about Anu Malik's controversy?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Ananya Lobo

Answered by NewsBytes

Sonu Nigam, recently, extended his support to Anu Malik against the sexual harassment allegations. He claimed that the allegations were made without proof and were meant to tarnish Malik's image. He even demanded proof from the accusers.

Why was Anu Malik sacked from Indian Idol 10?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Ananya Vyas

Answered by NewsBytes

Anu Malik has been associated with Indian Idol since its inception. He was also seen judging the ongoing Indian Idol 10. However, post multiple sexual harassment allegations were leveled against him, the makers of the show asked him to step down as the judge. He even released a statement about his exit and said he is taking a break.

Who all accused Anu Malik for sexual harassment?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Hansika Khan

Answered by NewsBytes

Apart from Sona Mohapatra, singer Shweta Pandit to claimed to be harassed at the hands of Anu Malik. She called Malik a paedophile and said that he demanded a kiss from her in exchange of work while she was 15. Shweta even called the incident as the worst memory of her teenage years.

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