Comedian Tanmay Bhat, co-founder, and CEO of All India Bakchod, a comedy group to step away from the association with AIB. Bhat was allegedly accused of harassment after his name became a part of the #MeToo campaign. Now Bhat will not participate in the functioning of AIB.
“We have been closely monitoring the sequence of events on social media around the allegations against AIB and also against our co-founder and CEO, Tanmay Bhat. We cannot overlook Tanmay’s role and in the light of this, he will be stepping away from his association with AIB until further notice,” AIB said in a statement.
— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) October 8, 2018
In the same statement, the All India Bakchod group writes that the Gursimran Khamba will be sent on a temporary leave of absence until there is more clarity in the matter.
“At this point in time, these allegations pertain to a private matter, and Gursimran Khamba has released a statement of his own about the same. However, as an organisation, we believe that it would be prudent to place Gurimran Khamba on a temporary leave of absence until we have more clarity on the matter,” writes AIB on Twitter.
Taking a strong step towards the safety of women and to preserve the safe work environment in the office space, AIB is consulting various experts to ensure a gender-sensitive workspace.
“As mentioned, at this time, both of our senior partners are immediately stepping away from all business at AIB. Truthfully, we do not know what this means for the future of AIB or whether there is one. In the interim, Ashish Shakya, Rohan Joshi and other senior team members will work towards being able to answer that question over the next several months.