The shocking allegations of online sexual harassment involving a popular YouTube personality have left the nation rattled, Mumbai Police begins investigations
Where does good ‘fun’ end and ugly harassment begin in the world of online merrymaking? All India Bakchod writer-actor Utsav Chakraborty mixed up the limits as the spotlight shines on him this time for all the wrong reasons—sending unsolicited, obscene pictures and messages and seeking nudes and explicit exchanges from anyone ‘nice’. Utsav has been accused of cyber sexual harassment by a female Twitter user, also a writer-comedian who we choose not to name without her consent.
Her Tweet was retweeted and shared widely, urging other women to share their own untoward experiences with Utsav. Consequently, Mumbai Police acknowledged the complainant’s tweet and asked for her phone number to investigate the case. Other popular comedians such as Aditi Mittal and Varun Grover also called out to him publicly on the microblogging platform.
After the allegations rocked social media, Utsav posted a string of clarifications claiming that the matter was complicated and that he “was not in control”. “I became the disease I was fighting,” he writes in his tweets that follow. “Again it doesn't absolve me of my constant terrible judgement. But there is more to what is being said. And this all too much for me to process. Till this day, my biggest concern was figuring out how to pay for my weekly injections.”
But now I know I have been the exact monster I've been trying to fight all my life. And I would like to do everything I can to make this better for everyone who has been hurt. Everything short of killing myself. And trust me, that has crossed my mind so often today.— Utsav (@Wootsaw) October 4, 2018
While the girl who spoke up remained unavailable for comment to MyNation till the time of publishing this report, she maintains in her tweets not to completely ‘out him’ as Utsav’s career may suffer due to the allegations.
Statement pic.twitter.com/eLpthXifwf— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) October 4, 2018
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Last Updated Oct 5, 2018, 3:51 PM IST