In yet another revelation under #MeToo, now a filmmaker Nishtha Jain names a very famous face of media fraternity, Vinod Dua. Nishtha took to social media platform Facebook to share her experience with the veteran journalist and explains how sexually harassed her 29-years back in 1989. In her post, she writes that Dua had tried to slobber over her face in a parking lot and also humiliated her when she had gone for an interview.
Dua has been very vocal about men’s behavior and has been criticizing the accused people whose name appeared in the #MeToo movement. He has been an active supporter of women rights. Nishtha a graduate in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia University had visited Vinod Dua for an interview where she had her maiden encounter with his objectionable behaviour. She recalls,
“Before I could settle down he began telling a lewd sexual joke in that soft voice, barely opening his mouth. I don’t remember the joke but it wasn’t worth a laugh, just dirty. I felt hot in my face and I sat there most probably with an angry look,” the filmmaker wrote in her post describing the sequence of events during an interview with Vinond Dua.
“He explained the job and asked me what my expectations were and I quoted an amount that most graduates were getting at the time – 5,000 rupees. He looked at me and said, ‘Tumhari aukat kya hai?'” the woman claimed. She further said she had left for home in tears and later joined another organisation. She said Dua then had started stalking her.
“One night as I came down to the parking, he was there. He said, he wanted to talk to me and asked me to enter his car – a black SUV/Jeep, I don’t remember the make as I’m not into automobiles. Assuming that he wanted to apologise for his behaviour, I entered the car but before I could even settle down he began slobbering all over my face,” the filmmaker wrote.
“I managed to get out and get into my office car and leave. I spotted him again in the parking in the coming nights and would go right back and wait until someone was ready to leave along with me in the office car. After a few days he stopped stalking me. The man was Vinod Dua,” she alleged.