Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra‘s lawyer has rubbished the allegation that his client had sexually assaulted his (Jeetendra) cousin 47 years ago in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. According to the complaint filed, Jeetendra had allegedly sexually abused his cousin when she was 18 years old and he was 28. The incident reportedly took place in 1971 when according to the complainant Jeentendra tried to sexually assault her in a hotel room in Shimla. The actor was allegedly drunk when he tried to assault the complainant. The victim took almost 47 years to file a complaint against the actor as she didn’t want her parents (who are deceased now) to be heart broken back in the day. Also Read - Deepika Padukone's Basic Black Bag Costs Rs 2.5 Lakh That She Teams up With a Chic Denim Look - See Pics
Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, who is representing Jeetendra in the case, issued a statement that read, “Foremost my client specifically and categorically denies any such incident. Besides even otherwise such baseless, ridiculous and fabricated claims cannot be entertained by any Court of law or the law enforcement agencies after a span of almost 50 years. The Statute has provided a justice delivery system through the Courts, and the Limitation Act 1963 was specifically enacted to ensure that all genuine complaints are made within a maximum time limit of three years so that a proper investigation is carried out and timely justice is delivered.” Also Read - Vidya Balan Looks Magnificent In Black Floral Saree By The Haelli Worth Rs 6499, See PICS
Furthermore it read, “Besides I want to make it specifically clear that the law does not give any person any rights or liberties of making any baseless, ridiculous or fabricated claims against any man publicly and seek to defame him with a hidden personal agenda. Media is therefore advised to cautiously refrain from giving any importance to such ridiculous, baseless and fabricated claims, and they should not participate in any way whatsoever in defaming or assassinating the character of any man in such cases. In any event the timing of this baseless complaint seems to be nothing but a miserable effort made by a jealous competitor to disrupt the business activities of my client and his esteemed Company. Such efforts are therefore in all fairness treated with the contempt it truly deserves.” Also Read - Yogi Adityanath Wants to Hijack Bollywood: Shiv Sena's Strong Opinion on UP CM's Meeting With Film People Over New Film City
The alleged sexual abuse case has come at a time when the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal has opened a bag a worms in Hollywood with some of the biggest and most eminent Hollywood actresses coming out to speak about their horrific experiences of molestation by the movie mogul. Many campaigns such as #MeToo and the Time’s Up Movement have come to the fore, after the revelation of this scandal. Let’s wait and watch, what happens next with Jeetendra’s alleged sexual abuse case. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.