After triggering the wave of #MeToo with her allegations against Nana Patekar, Tanushree Dutta has now sued Rakhi Sawant for accusing her of taking drugs on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss. The law suit demands damages of INR10 crore from Rakhi Sawant for defaming Dutta and also a written and video apology in public, within seven days.
According to India media, Dutta’s lawyer confirmed the news saying, “On behalf of Tanushree Dutta, we have filed a criminal and civil defamation case of Rs 10 crore against Rakhi Sawant for maligning my client’s character and image.”
Where Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her, Rakhi Sawant defended him in a press conference stating “Dutta was mad and trying to gain publicity.”
Rakhi Sawant also called Tanushree Dutta a “dope”, claiming “would consume drugs and remain unconscious for hours on the film set.”
Meanwhile, Rakhi responded to Dutta’s suit with a series of videos that were anything but an apology.
“She has filed a defamation case against me for 10 crores I will file one for 50 crore. I will file a 50 crore defamation case against Tanushree for calling me a lower class girl,” said Sawant in one of her videos.
Rakhi Sawant also claimed she had proofs of Tanushree doing drugs on the sets of the film. “ I definitely have proof. 10 years ago when she claimed that the incident took place with her, I was there, I used to accompany her to parties and she had taken me to rave parties 3 times. At those parties, she doped in front of me and even offered it to me. Because of her even I had taken it (drugs). Thank god I ended our friendship otherwise even I would have to go to rehab and become bald.”
Rakhi Sawant also stressed that the MeToo movement was losing its essence with such allegations coming forward.
“It is not going in the right direction. Various girls are coming and taking advantage of the movement and without facing harassment, are accusing innocent men. I feel bad for those women who have actually suffered sexual harassment and they won’t be heard because of girls who are lying,” Rakhi signed off.