Amala Paul alleges sexual harassment by Chennai man, files complaint

First Published 1, Feb 2018, 3:56 PM IST
Amala Paul alleges sexual harassment by Chennai man files complaint
Highlights
  • Amala Paul, who is in Chennai, filed a police complaint on January 31, alleging that she was asked for a ‘sexual favour’ by the unidentified man when she was rehearsing.
  • The actor is currently prepping to perform at a concert in Malaysia and is rehearsing in Chennai

An owner of a dance school in Chennai has been arrested after South Indian actress Amala Paul filed a complaint against him for misbehaving with her.

Amala, who is in Chennai, filed a police complaint on January 31, alleging that she was asked for a ‘sexual favour’ by the unidentified man when she was rehearsing. The actor is currently prepping to perform at a concert in Malaysia and is rehearsing in Chennai. 

After filing the police complaint, the actor spoke to the media, saying that she felt very unsafe after the man’s advances.

 


“When I had gone to do dance rehearsal, a man spoke to me unpleasantly, like he was conducting a trade. I was very shocked. I was very humiliated. That’s why I immediately came to complain to the police station. I’m going to Malaysia for an event. I went dancing practice for that event. While I was practising, he came inside. He spoke as though he was part of the event. He spoke to me like he was someone known at the event. He spoke to me personally when I was alone inside. That’s why I have complained. He has spoken like he was conducting a sexual trade, for a favour," Amala said.

Amala also suspected that the person had inside contacts, which also impelled her to file the complaint. “He knew I was there at that time. That’s why I thought it was unsafe because I’m an independent working woman. So there is a close source. That’s how he knew I was there at the time. I feel extremely unsafe. Someone involved at the event has only given this information,” she added.

Amala further said that if this could happen to a celebrity, it could happen to any woman. Hence, she decided not to keep quiet about the same. A few reports suggest that a businessman has also been arrested in connection with the case.


She also thanked the police department and said, “They have taken a lot of interest in the case. They are investigating. I'm hopeful that I will get justice.”

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