Indian actress lays complaint
The Indian actress whose public allegations of sexual harassment by a Bollywood star is sparking a string of similar #MeToo claims has filed a formal complaint.
Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta, pictured, first alleged in 2008 that multi-award-winning Nana Patekar behaved inappropriately towards her during the making of a romantic comedy the same year.
No action was taken at the time against Patekar and she made no formal complaint.
But emboldened by the global #MeToo campaign – where women have shared accounts of harassment or assault – Dutta repeated the allegations in a recent interview this week and went to the police to officially report the 2008 sexual harassment claims.
“Dutta visited the police station and submitted a written complaint,” Shailesh Pasalwar, a Mumbai police inspector, said.
“We are investigating the case.” –