T-Series head Bhushan Kumar, the Kingpin of the Bollywood music industry, has been accused of raping a 30-year-old woman on the premise of providing her a job.
Police has lodged a case against the managing director of T-Series, against the allegations made by a woman of raping her under the false promise of work in films.
As per the law, Bhushan Kumar has been charged under Indian Penal Code sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating), 506 (criminal intimidation).
As per the police, an FIR was lodged against him on Thursday (July 15) after the victim alleged that she had been sexually assaulted by Kumar from September 2017 until 2020.
“Mumbai police have registered a case against T-Series company’s Managing Director Bhushan Kumar, son of music baron late Gulshan Kumar, for allegedly raping a woman on the promise of providing a job to her. The offense was registered at DN Nagar police station in Andheri (West) on the basis of the complaint filed by the 30-year-old woman,” an official said on Friday (July 16).
Kumar, who is the son of the legendary T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar, has refuted the allegations.
Kumar’s team has issued a statement on his behalf, stating:
“The complaint filed against Mr. Bhushan Kumar is completely false and malicious and the contents of the same are denied. It has been falsely alleged that the lady in question was sexually exploited between 2017 to 2020 on the pretext of giving her work. It is a matter of record that she has already worked for a T-Series banner in Film and music videos. Around March 2021 she approached Mr. Bhushan Kumar seeking help to fund one of the web series which she wanted to produce, which was politely refused. Thereafter, In June 2021 after the lifting of lockdown in Maharashtra, she started approaching the T-Series banner in collusion with her accomplice demanding a huge sum of money as an extortion amount.”
“Consequently, a complaint was filed by T-Series banner against the attempted extortion with police at Amboli police station on 1st July 2021. We also have evidence in the form of audio recording for the extortion attempt and the same shall be provided to investigating agency. The present complaint filed by her is nothing but a counterblast to the complaint filed against her and her accomplice for the offense of extortion. We are in the process of consulting our lawyers in this regard and will take appropriate legal action,” said the statement.