Filmmaker-actor Sajid Khan has been slapped with fresh accusations of sexual harassment by an Indian model.
Sajid has earlier been accused by three women for alleged sexual misconduct.
Dimple Paul, model-cum-actress came forward alleging that Sajid sexually harassed her when she was just 17.
Paul took it to Instagram sharing her ordeal, with a caption saying, “Before democracy dies and there is no freedom of speech anymore I thought I should speak!“.
“When the #MeToo movement started, a lot of people spoke about Sajid Khan but I did not dare to because like every other actor who has no godfather and had to earn for a family I kept quiet. Now I don’t have my parents with me. I’m earning for myself. I can dare to tell that I have been harassed by Sajid Khan at the age of 17,” she stated in her Instagram post..
She went on to narrate the incident, saying it happened during an audition, she added, “He spoke dirty to me. He tried to touch me. He even told me to strip in front of him just to get a role in his upcoming Housefull movie”.
Dimple Paul concluded her statement saying, “God knows with how many girls he has done this. I am coming out now not for any pity party. It’s just that I realised that had affected me so bad when I was a child and chose not to speak. But it’s high time no? These B******s should be behind bars not only for casting couch but also for manipulating and for stealing away your dreams. But I did not stop!! But the wrong I did was not to speak about it!”.
Back in 2018, Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by three women which included two actresses and a journalist, that left the regular and social media in an uproar.
As result of these allegations, the filmmaker was dropped from Housefull 4 and the director credit was given to Farhad Samji, who also completed the film.