After Patekar, Alok Nath, now Suhel Seth is accused of harassment
New Delhi: Four women accused celebrity consultant Suhel Seth of sexually harassing them. A film director and creative producer shared a number of screenshots of a lengthy WhatsApp message sent to Suhel recalling an experience she had "buried deeply".
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The filmmaker Natashja Rathore alleged that despite her persistent declining, Seth asked her to join him for an ice cream in Janpath.
"You used your power to take me home instead… You then threw yourself at me although I was clearly uncomfortable. You shoved your tongue in my throat even when I resisted – I whacked your head and said 'behave yourself'. You put your hand into my kurta and grabbed my breast," she alleged.
"Thank you for not raping me that night. Thank you for sending your driver to drop me home… Over time, I've learnt to manage you. But no woman should ever have to ‘manage' the misuse of power and ‘manage' being sexually assaulted," she wrote.
"You have abused your power for years on end. With what I've seen at a close range, if every woman you've ever laid hands on starts to speak up, I assure you, there will be at least 1,000 women who will say, Suhel Seth? Yes. #MeToo. It ends here," she added.
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According to a leading portal, a 33-year-old journalist Mandakini Gahlot described an alleged incident involving Seth in Goa. She did not lodge a formal complaint against Seth because she was too young.