‘THE THUN­DER­CLOUDS’ BRING TWO MORE MAILS

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Two more emails were leaked to the me­dia on Wed­nes­day in the on­go­ing let­ter war be­tween Tarun Te­j­pal and his for­mer ju­nior who had claimed she was sex­u­ally as­saulted by him. Ex­cerpts:

WHAT TE­J­PAL SAID: The con­text that ill-fated evening, of our con­ver­sa­tion, as you will re­call, was heav­ily loaded. We were play­fully and flir­ta­tiously talk­ing about de­sire, sex; you were telling me the Bob Geldof story in graphic de­tail, and about RR [the woman’s n’s male friend], and the near-im­pos­si­bil­ity ibil­ity of fidelity; and of the af­ter­math h of meet­ing me one stormy evening in my of­fice when I was sit­ting watch­ing the thun­der­clouds.

WHAT SHE SAID: The con­ver­sa­tion from that night was not “heav­ily loaded” or “flir­ta­tious” – you were talk­ing about “sex” or “de­sire” be­cause that is what you usu­ally choose speak to me about, un­for­tu­nately, never my work, which if you had had oc­ca­sion to read, you might not have at­tempted to sex­u­ally mo­lest me, and cer­tainly would have known that there was no way that I would stay silent about it and just van­ish. There was no “af­ter­math” of that evening with the

“thun­der­clouds”… (We are with­hold­ing some names to pro­tect their iden­ti­ties). HT tried to con­tact Te­j­pal and the sur­vivor

but did not get a re­sponse

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