After a Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta levelled allegations against actor Nana Patekar, women are openly calling out their sexual harassers. While a number of Bollywood celebrities including actors, directors, producers and singers got stuck in #MeToo controversies.
Terribly Tiny Tales (TTT) co-founder Chintan Ruparel is the latest one.
TTT, quite popular on social media for their short entertaining stories, recently announced that Chintan Ruparel has “stepped down from his position as Chief Content Officer” following “allegations” against him.
Taking it to the respective Instagram account, TTT said that Chintan “will not be associated in any way with TTT, indefinitely”. The organisation further stated, “We’d like to reiterate that this behaviour, in no way, reflects the work culture and environment at TTT”. Clarifying their stand, TTT wrote, “We have always been a close-knit community of writers from all walks of life, and this is affecting each and every one of us. We’re here, if you want to ask questions, we’re not running away from this.”
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TTT is not a one-person organization. It never was. We are a community. A platform. We will remain faithful to you – the reader and writer that has loved the work we do. Stay with us. We will fix this. We have always been a close-knit community of writers from all walks of life, and this is affecting each and everyone of us. We’re here, if you want to ask questions, we’re not running away from this. If you wish to reach us with any more updates or information, we’ve created a secure channel to write in at [email protected], helmed by senior women employees at TTT.
The allegations have come at a time when many women are taking to social media to share their #MeToo incidents. #MeToo movement, the social media movement which grabbed eyeballs last year has reached the Indian shores only recently.
Recently, a noted female writer-producer shared a heart-wrenching account of the alleged sexual assault suffered at the hands of Alok Nath.