Sexual Harassment

Timelines
NBC's Paul Telegdy under fire for 'homophobic, sexist behavior'

02 Aug 2020

NBC's Paul Telegdy under fire for 'homophobic, sexist behavior'

NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy will be investigated for his alleged sexist and homophobic behavior as pointed out by multiple former and present employees of the company, an NBC representative said on Friday.

Nawazuddin's niece files a sexual harassment complaint against his brother

03 Jun 2020

Nawazuddin's niece files a sexual harassment complaint against his brother

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's niece has accused his brother of sexually harassing her, adding that despite being aware of it, the Bollywood actor did not support her.

Delhi: Gargi students allegedly molested, masturbated at; protest planned today

10 Feb 2020

Delhi: Gargi students allegedly molested, masturbated at; protest planned today

Students of all-women Gargi College, that is affiliated to Delhi University, have claimed they were molested by a bunch of "outsiders" last week during their annual fest Reverie.

Model testifies against Weinstein; says he masturbated while groping her

06 Feb 2020

Model testifies against Weinstein; says he masturbated while groping her

As the New York City trial of disgraced Hollywood mogul continues, a sixth and final accuser took the stand on Wednesday.

The culture of sexual abuse at Victoria's Secret

05 Feb 2020

The culture of sexual abuse at Victoria's Secret

Famous lingerie brand Victoria's Secret now finds itself in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal.

Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

05 Feb 2020

Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

A second woman has leveled allegations of sexual harassment against choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

Man, accused of molesting Bollywood actress mid-air, gets three-years jail

15 Jan 2020

Man, accused of molesting Bollywood actress mid-air, gets three-years jail

More than two years after a consultant was accused of molesting a former Bollywood actress inside a flight, the accused was convicted by a court in Dindoshi today.

Pune DIG booked for molesting friend's minor daughter at party

27 Dec 2019

Pune DIG booked for molesting friend's minor daughter at party

Deputy Inspector-General (Motor Transport) Pune has been booked for allegedly molesting a minor at her birthday party.

File complaint after you get raped: UP cops tell woman

08 Dec 2019

File complaint after you get raped: UP cops tell woman

In another shocker from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, a woman has said that the police refused to file her complaint of an attempt to rape since she "hadn't been raped yet."

Unnao becomes UP's 'rape capital'; 86 cases reported this year

07 Dec 2019

Unnao becomes UP's 'rape capital'; 86 cases reported this year

A day after the Unnao rape victim died, a report states that the district now qualifies as the "rape capital" of Uttar Pradesh.

Mumbai: 25-year-old woman arrested for sharing sister's nudes with boyfriend

02 Nov 2019

Mumbai: 25-year-old woman arrested for sharing sister's nudes with boyfriend

A 25-year-old Mumbai woman was recently arrested for sending a video of her younger sister bathing to her boyfriend, Agripada Police said.

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.

BHU students protest suspended professor's reinstatement after sexual misconduct

15 Sep 2019

BHU students protest suspended professor's reinstatement after sexual misconduct

Students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are protesting against the reinstatement of Professor Shail Kumar Choubey, who was suspended last year over allegations of sexual harassment.

IIT-Kanpur Professor accused of molestation by foreign student, probe ordered

10 Sep 2019

IIT-Kanpur Professor accused of molestation by foreign student, probe ordered

A female student of foreign origin at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has accused a professor of the institute of molestation.

Goa swimming coach arrested for raping teen training under him

07 Sep 2019

Goa swimming coach arrested for raping teen training under him

On Friday, Goa Police arrested swimming coach Surajit Ganguly in New Delhi for raping a 15-year-old girl training under him.

Courtesy restrictions, police can't contact Kashmiri-actor who was allegedly molested

06 Sep 2019

Courtesy restrictions, police can't contact Kashmiri-actor who was allegedly molested

The curbs in Jammu and Kashmir, have not only increased the woes of the general public but have also had an effect on Mumbai police. Wondering how?

'Protect children from gays': Schoolgirls made to join homophobic campaign

31 Aug 2019

'Protect children from gays': Schoolgirls made to join homophobic campaign

Yesterday, a group of 50-odd female students of the Avvai Home Higher Secondary School, Chennai, paraded with placards carrying messages apparently intended towards women's safety.

SC rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea to cancel sexual harassment charges

19 Aug 2019

SC rejects Tarun Tejpal's plea to cancel sexual harassment charges

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea filed by Tehelka magazine's founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by a former colleague.

'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.

Man, who filed FIR against CJI complainant, can't be "found"

25 Jul 2019

Man, who filed FIR against CJI complainant, can't be "found"

The former Supreme Court employee, who had leveled sexual harassment allegations against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, was accused of fraud by a 31-year-old man.

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".

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.

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."

Trump's ex-aide claims he kissed her forcibly, his lawyers disagree

13 Jul 2019

Trump's ex-aide claims he kissed her forcibly, his lawyers disagree

President of United States, Donald Trump, has been accused of forcibly kissing a woman, who campaigned for him before the 2016 Presidential elections.

Priyanka Chopra's Bumble App owner accused of misogyny, sexism

10 Jul 2019

Priyanka Chopra's Bumble App owner accused of misogyny, sexism

US-based dating app Bumble has come under fire as the founding partner of the app allegedly built the parent company on the foundation of misogyny, sexism, and racism.

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.

UP: Jealous cousins rape Class-VIII student for topping exams

30 Jun 2019

UP: Jealous cousins rape Class-VIII student for topping exams

In a horrifying incident, a Class-VIII student was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by four of her cousins on a government school campus in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh.

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

29 Jun 2019

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

20 Jun 2019

CJI sexual-harassment case: Complainant's husband, brother-in-law get their jobs back

In a recent development, the husband and brother-in-law of the woman, who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, got their jobs back.

Expelled IIT-Guwahati scholar arrested in Bihar for stalking woman

11 Jun 2019

Expelled IIT-Guwahati scholar arrested in Bihar for stalking woman

A 30-year-old man has recently been arrested for stalking and harassing a Ph.D. scholar at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the Powai police said on Monday.

Centre retires 12 senior tax officials over sexual-harassment, bribery charges

11 Jun 2019

Centre retires 12 senior tax officials over sexual-harassment, bribery charges

Less than two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his second term, the Centre cracked down on corrupt officials of the Finance Ministry.

Russian firm offers females Rs. 106 bonus for wearing skirts

01 Jun 2019

Russian firm offers females Rs. 106 bonus for wearing skirts

In a highly controversial initiative, a Russian company is trying to return to the golden age of strict gender roles. Remember when women couldn't vote? So blissful, amirite? (This was sarcasm. Don't come for me.)

#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.

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.

US Navy sailors ranked female crew in secret 'rape lists'

20 May 2019

US Navy sailors ranked female crew in secret 'rape lists'

US Navy sailors aboard a submarine created and distributed a disgusting, sexually explicit list, ranking female crew members, an investigative report reveals.

Pancholi says Kangana's lawyer threatened him with false rape case

16 May 2019

Pancholi says Kangana's lawyer threatened him with false rape case

Kangana Ranaut is back in news, and the allegations against her are serious.