MeToo Report

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'Indian Idol': Aditya Narayan defends #MeToo named Anu Malik

25 Sep 2019

'Indian Idol': Aditya Narayan defends #MeToo named Anu Malik

Anu Malik, who had to step down as Indian Idol judge after he was named in the #MeToo movement by two noted singers, is all set to return in its 11th season.

Sanjay Dutt confirms 'Munnabhai 3' is happening, in scripting stage

19 Sep 2019

Sanjay Dutt confirms 'Munnabhai 3' is happening, in scripting stage

It's been quite some time that reports about the much-awaited third installment of Sanjay Dutt's Munnabhai franchise have been doing the rounds in media.

Shah Rukh's TED Talks Season 2 to premiere in November?

17 Sep 2019

Shah Rukh's TED Talks Season 2 to premiere in November?

It's been quite some time since Shah Rukh Khan has been missing from the big screen.

Director wanted to rehearse kissing scene, reveals Zareen Khan

16 Sep 2019

Director wanted to rehearse kissing scene, reveals Zareen Khan

In a shocking revelation, Bollywood actor Zareen Khan spoke about how she faced sexual harassment in the film industry.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Rishi's return, 'Prithviraj', 'Dabangg 3' motion poster and more

15 Sep 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Rishi's return, 'Prithviraj', 'Dabangg 3' motion poster and more

Showbiz is an exciting industry that never fails to surprise the audience.

Tanushree slams Aamir for working with #MeToo accused Subhash Kapoor

11 Sep 2019

Tanushree slams Aamir for working with #MeToo accused Subhash Kapoor

Aamir Khan, who had walked out of #MeToo accused director Subhash Kapoor's Mogul last year, has decided to collaborate with him.

Soon, Siri will have health-focused conversations, translation, and more

09 Sep 2019

Soon, Siri will have health-focused conversations, translation, and more

Apple's Siri is set to get some big upgrades in the coming years, a report from The Guardian has revealed.

Amid #MeToo allegations, Anu Malik returns with Ekta Kapoor's web-series

19 Aug 2019

Amid #MeToo allegations, Anu Malik returns with Ekta Kapoor's web-series

The ever-forgiving and forgetful Bollywood is ready to take back another #MeToo accused in its folds after Vikas Bahl and Alok Nath.

'Teenage Dream' model claims Katy Perry 'exposed his penis'

13 Aug 2019

'Teenage Dream' model claims Katy Perry 'exposed his penis'

American pop star Katy Perry has been accused of sexually harassing a model.

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

24 Jul 2019

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".

#MeToo accused Anu Malik set to return on small screen?

23 Jul 2019

#MeToo accused Anu Malik set to return on small screen?

Music composer Anu Malik, who had to step down as Indian Idol judge after he was named in the #MeToo movement by two noted singers, is all set to return on TV.

Facing backlash, will Deepika work with #MeToo accused Luv Ranjan?

23 Jul 2019

Facing backlash, will Deepika work with #MeToo accused Luv Ranjan?

Last Saturday, media channels reported that Deepika Padukone is likely to do Luv Ranjan's next, and ever since then a particular hashtag, #NotMyDeepika, has started trending.

Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved

21 Jul 2019

Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved

In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.

#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

18 Jul 2019

#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

Days after senior journalist Barkha Dutt slammed Kapil Sibal and his wife for duping 200 employees of Tiranga TV, the news channel has been hit by yet another controversy.

Has Bollywood forgotten #MeToo allegations against Vikas Bahl already?

16 Jul 2019

Has Bollywood forgotten #MeToo allegations against Vikas Bahl already?

We all remember Vikas Bahl: The man who directed Queen, a film on women empowerment, and the man who was also named in #MeToo.

AIB shows child smoking weed in now-deleted meme. Tone-deaf much?

14 Jul 2019

AIB shows child smoking weed in now-deleted meme. Tone-deaf much?

Nearly two months ago, the comedy collective All India Bakchod (AIB) had announced that they would remain "dead for the foreseeable future."

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing boss' harassment. What?

06 Jul 2019

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing boss' harassment. What?

People often shift the onus of sexual misconduct onto the victim, demanding explanations, justifications, and action.

#PhDMeToo: PhD scholars campaign against mental harassment at IITs

04 Jul 2019

#PhDMeToo: PhD scholars campaign against mental harassment at IITs

Frustrated with the mental harassment perpetrated by their supervisors, research scholars across India have started a campaign, #PhDMeToo, in a desperate bid to get justice.

Tanmay Bhat on tackling depression post #MeToo, says comeback unlikely

30 Jun 2019

Tanmay Bhat on tackling depression post #MeToo, says comeback unlikely

Writer-comedian Tanmay Bhat has been a part of India's comedy scene for a long time now.

#MenToo: Netizens support Karan Oberoi-Pooja Bedi, demand gender neutral laws

22 Jun 2019

#MenToo: Netizens support Karan Oberoi-Pooja Bedi, demand gender neutral laws

Immediately after Inside Edge actor Karan Oberoi was arrested on May 6 for allegedly raping and blackmailing a woman, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar actor Pooja Bedi jumped to her bestie's defense.

Cristiano Ronaldo given court papers following rape lawsuit: Details here

15 Jun 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo given court papers following rape lawsuit: Details here

Juventus and Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday was served with court papers in the USA following a rape lawsuit against him.

#MeToo: Nana Patekar gets clean-chit in Tanushree Dutta harassment case

13 Jun 2019

#MeToo: Nana Patekar gets clean-chit in Tanushree Dutta harassment case

In 2018, actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Her allegations started the much-needed #MeToo movement in Bollywood.

#MeToo: Vikas Bahl gets clean chit in sexual assault case

01 Jun 2019

#MeToo: Vikas Bahl gets clean chit in sexual assault case

Filmmaker Vikas Bahl has been cleared of all charges after an investigation into the sexual assault allegations leveled by a former employee of Phantom Films, a production house co-founded by Bahl. Phantom Films was dissolved in the wake of the allegations.

Sona Mohapatra rips into 'Indian Idol' over Anu Malik's return

31 May 2019

Sona Mohapatra rips into 'Indian Idol' over Anu Malik's return

After news of music director Anu Malik's return as a judge on singing reality television show Indian Idol's season 11 emerged, singer Sona Mohapatra voiced her discontentment with the decision, citing the sexual harassment allegations against the former.

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

30 May 2019

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

For far too long, popular brands with wider male customer bases have marketed products by catering to toxic masculinity.

Weinstein to settle with sexual assault accusers for $44 million

25 May 2019

Weinstein to settle with sexual assault accusers for $44 million

Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women, has reportedly reached a tentative $44 million deal with his accusers and creditors.

Here's what All India Bakchod founders are up to now

24 May 2019

Here's what All India Bakchod founders are up to now

Seven months after the comedy collective went quiet amid a #MeToo storm, All India Bakchod has released a statement.

Glad Tanushree was heard after 10 long years, says sister

18 May 2019

Glad Tanushree was heard after 10 long years, says sister

Last year, Bollywood was hit by a tornado named #MeToo, where several women spoke about the sexual harassment they have faced.

#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

09 May 2019

#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

The temple of justice, India's Supreme Court, turned out to be a big disappointment in the last couple of days.

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

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.

Ignoring Ekta's plea, Kangana's sister attacks Hrithik nastily on Twitter

09 May 2019

Ignoring Ekta's plea, Kangana's sister attacks Hrithik nastily on Twitter

On Tuesday, it was reported that Kangana Ranaut's Mental Hai Kya will release alongside Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 on July 26.

Explained: The glaring issues in CJI Sexual Harassment Case

07 May 2019

Explained: The glaring issues in CJI Sexual Harassment Case

One ultra-powerful man and his coterie of equally powerful men and women. One complainant with hearing disability and no lawyer by her side.

MJ Akbar deposes in defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani

04 May 2019

MJ Akbar deposes in defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani

Former Union minister MJ Akbar on Saturday recorded his statement in the defamation case he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

No distributor is interested in Alok Nath starrer 'Main Bhi'

23 Apr 2019

No distributor is interested in Alok Nath starrer 'Main Bhi'

In an interesting turn of events, the upcoming #MeToo-themed Bollywood film Main Bhi is now being shunned by distributors.

#DeDePyaarDe: Post backlash, Ajay issues clarification on Alok Nath's casting

19 Apr 2019

#DeDePyaarDe: Post backlash, Ajay issues clarification on Alok Nath's casting

When the trailer of Ajay Devgn-starrer De De Pyaar De got released, many people were angry.

Rape-accused Alok Nath's comeback is proof of Bollywood's hypocrisy

18 Apr 2019

Rape-accused Alok Nath's comeback is proof of Bollywood's hypocrisy

After Tanushree Dutta's allegations of sexual harassment resurfaced in September last year, several #MeToo accounts erupted in Bollywood.

#MJAkbarCase: Defamation charge framed against journalist Priya Ramani

10 Apr 2019

#MJAkbarCase: Defamation charge framed against journalist Priya Ramani

A Delhi court today framed defamation charge against journalist Priya Ramani in a case filed by ex-Union minister M J Akbar after she leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

New 'consent condom' needs two people to unpack it

05 Apr 2019

New 'consent condom' needs two people to unpack it

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, apparently everyone is talking about the importance of consent, and rightly so.

Sanjay Dutt reacts to #MeToo allegations against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani

05 Apr 2019

Sanjay Dutt reacts to #MeToo allegations against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani

The #MeToo movement sent shockwaves across Bollywood, after several renowned celebrities were accused of sexual misconduct.

Second woman accuses Joe Biden of unwanted physical contact

02 Apr 2019

Second woman accuses Joe Biden of unwanted physical contact

Amy Lappos, an NGO freelance worker, yesterday accused US ex-Vice President, Joe Biden of unwanted physical contact.