After Karan Oberoi's arrest, Pooja Bedi demands #MenToo

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09 May 2019

Pooja Bedi demands #MenToo movement after rape-accused Karan Oberoi's arrest

Following the arrest of actor Karan Oberoi in a rape case, Pooja Bedi has stepped up to defend her best friend and also called for a #MenToo movement, taking after the global #MeToo movement.

Oberoi was arrested on Monday after a complaint was filed against him for drugging, raping, filming, and extorting money from a woman.

Here's more on what Bedi had to say.

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Bedi claims to have presented 'overwhelming evidence' in Oberoi's defense

Bedi claims to have presented 'overwhelming evidence' in Oberoi's defense

Writing for The Times of India, Bedi claimed that the complainant's FIR is in "direct contrast" to an interview the latter did with TOI in November 2018.

She also claimed that they have presented "overwhelming evidence" in Oberoi's defense, and alleged that the police also believe he is innocent.

However, they had to "arrest him and follow due process of law."

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Equal punishment for women who misuse law: Bedi

"I'm all for women's rights," Bedi stated, "However, today I firmly stand in support of men's rights and the beginning of a #MenToo movement."

"We need to have equally stringent punishment for women who baselessly use provisions of law to subject men to tough laws and procedures," she wrote, highlighting the "need to protect the identity of men until they are proven guilty."

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Press conference

Bedi, 'A Band of Boys' held a press conference

Bedi, 'A Band of Boys' held a press conference

In a now-deleted Facebook live video, published a day after Oberoi's arrest, members of 'A Band of Boys', along with Bedi, defended him and vouched for his character.

Band member Sudhanshu Pandey stated, "I've known Karan for about 20 years," adding that he's not only worked with Oberoi but also been his neighbor.

He added, "We can never believe that he did those things."

Evidence

Bedi shared screenshots of complainant's texts to Oberoi

In the press conference, Bedi claimed she'd "never heard of this girl," despite being Oberoi's friend for 15 years.

Screenshots of what Bedi and other claim are texts from the complainant sent to Oberoi were also shared: "Karan, I am being open and upfront. Can we have sex, without thinking about future, emotions and anything else just for now, as my body needs it?"

History

Oberoi and complainant met in 2016 through dating app

Oberoi and complainant met in 2016 through dating app

Oberoi was arrested by Oshiwara Police on Monday after a complaint was registered against him for drugging and raping the complainant on the pretext of marrying her, filming the incident and later extorting money from her.

"Using the video the accused blackmailed me and took money from me," she said.

Oberoi had reportedly met the complainant on a dating app in 2016.

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Why was Karan Oberoi arrested?

Asked 2019-05-09 13:15:04 by Ridhi Gavde

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Karan Oberoi was arrested after a woman filed a complaint against him alleging that he had promised to marry her, but then drugged and raped her. He also allegedly extorted money from her.

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Karan Oberoi is 40 years old

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Karan Oberoi is a TV actor, singer, and model, who has worked on Inside Edge, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin and was also a part of the singing group, A Band of Boys.

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A Band of Boys was briefly disbanded after band member Sudhanshu Pandey's exit. The band announced that they were back together in 2018.

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