Post Sexual Harassment Sajid Khan Suspended From IFTDA
Filmmaker and Director Sajid Khan was recently suspended by the Indian Film and Television Director’s Association (IFTDA) for a year.
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After being accused of sexual harassment and recent evoke of the #MeToo movement, a journalist had put accusations on him. In support of this actresses Diya Mirza, Larra Dutta and Bipasha Basu also came down heavily on the director.
Recently in a statement published by the IFTDA president, Ashoke Pandit, he said, “The committee investigated the complaints in the spirit of POST Act and in compliance of principles of sexual harassment, unwelcome sexually determined behavior, unwarranted contact by poking and advances, demands for sexual favors and abuse of power by Sajid Khan.”
Further, it added to the statement, “Mr. Sajid Khan was given an opportunity to put forth his defense. He did not give any explanation, response or defense to the allegations of sexual harassment, unwelcome sexually determined behavior, poking at the girls and asking the girls to seduce or strip or to show cleavage and other sexual misconduct and thereby traumatized them mentally and emotionally. Mr. Sajid Khan did not accept the sexual molestation of complaints but admitted that his behavior and language was impolite, he had been brash and used abusive language with his friends which included boys and girls. He admitted that he had sexual relations with girls, but with their consent.”