Kailash Kher Denies Allegations of Sexual Harassment by a Female Journalist
Kailash Kher Teams Up with Prasoon Joshi for Surgical Strikes Song 'Mera desh meri jaan hai'. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Singer-composer Kailash Kher, who refused to comment on sexual harassment allegations made by a female journalist against him, has now finally spoken up. Kailash has said that the news about a female journalist accusing him of harassment has left him extremely disappointed. While he says he is neither aware nor remembers the incident, he asserts that he respects humanity, especially women. After Being Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Singer Kailash Kher Tags Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar Row As Meaningless.
Last month, actress Tanushree Dutta had revived her decade-old sexual harassment controversy. She had accused actor Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri of sexual harassment. Following this, many other victims in various fields have opened up about their experiences. One of them, a female journalist, accused Kailash of harassment. She said: "This creep kept his hand on my thigh."
In his defense, Kailash said in a statement to IANS: "For all those who know me and have come across me, will know how much I respect humanity, especially women, even more for the ones who work in media since their work is difficult."
When the news emerged this weekend, he was in Patna for a gig. "I was travelling and when I heard about this news, I got extremely disappointed to know what my state of happiness has been taken for. I am neither aware of any such act that has been mentioned nor remember it.
"I am almost all the time in my own simple world, but in case anyone has taken or thought something differently about anything, then it is my sincere apology. My devotion to music makes me who I am and I am thankful for all the love and support," he said.
Most recently, it is Kangana Ranaut who has accused Vikas Bahl of making sexual advances at her. A couple of other women, who were on the sets of the film back in 2014, have shared similar experiences recounting Bahl's pervert ways.