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Kailash Kher on being accused of sexual harassment: Extremely disappointed

Indian Express 2018-10-08 18:05:48

A female journalist accused Kailash Kher of sexual harassment.

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Kailash Kher on Monday said the news about a female journalist accusing him of sexual harassment has left him extremely disappointed. The singer-composer added he is neither aware nor remembers the incident, but he respects humanity, especially women.

Last month, Tanushree Dutta had revived her decade-old sexual harassment controversy. She had accused Nana Patekar 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 sexual 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.

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