Amid the ongoing #MeToo movement in the country, many big names have been accused of assault, sexual misconduct, and rape. Lately, an author called out Chetan Bhagat alleging that he tried to kiss her. Now, the latter has retaliated and shared screenshots of the emails sent to him by the woman. He also requested not to harm the movement with fake allegations.Also Read - Anurag Kashyap's Daughter Aaliyah Reveals How MeToo Allegations 'Bothered' Her: 'This Gives Me Anxiety'
Sharing the screenshot on social networking site Twitter, Chetan tweeted, “So who wanted to kiss whom? @iratrivedi’s self-explanatory email from 2013 to me, esp last line, easily shows her claims from 2010 are false, and she knows this too. This mental harassment of me and my family has to stop. Please don’t harm a movement with #fakecharges #harassed.” Also Read - Sona Mohapatra Takes a Dig at Anu Malik Returning to Indian Idol 12: 'Trash Loves Trash'
Check out his tweet:
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In another tweet, Bhagat went on to say that the woman comes from powerful political family and initially he was intimated with her. He also requested people not to believe on things that are not true.
He wrote, “Annoyed by my revelations, more baseless, twisted attacks may come on me, through her friends, wellwishers &/or others. Neither obligated nor inclined to respond. Please don’t believe such nonsense. I may go silent on twitter to heal my family but I won’t be shamed or silenced. I am not a vindictive person. More than anything I just want me and my family to be left alone and people to ignore fake charges. Love to all who supported me. I won’t let you down. This was my #MeToo story.”
Earlier, Chetan’s chats with a female journalist went viral on social media after which he came out and apologised. In a lengthy post, the author said, “I am really sorry to person concerned. The screenshots, are of course real, and I am sorry if you felt they were wrong I hope you will accept my apology.”