Alok Nath’s lawyer Ashok Sarogi, terming the allegations as a ‘planned conspiracy’ said that he will be filing defamation suits against the women, who have accused the actor of sexual misconduct
Mumbai: Film and TV actor Alok Nath, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, has filed a defamation case against one of them, writer-producer Vinta Nanda.
According to reports, a notice was sent to Nanda and a criminal complaint was filed against her in the Andheri court.
On October 10, Nath’s lawyer Ashok Sarogi, terming the allegations as a ‘planned conspiracy’ said that he will be filing defamation suits against the women.
“All the complaints are false and there is no merit in it. A person waits for 19 years and then comes out with the case and after that to support her case, other persons join her. This by itself indicates that something is being done purposely, only to malign his image and nothing beyond that,” added Sarogi.
Earlier, Nath said, "Neither I am denying this nor do I would agree with it. It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it. Well, I do not want to talk much about it as for the matter if it has come out, it will be stretched."
In her long Facebook post, Nanda who was the screenwriter of the hit show of the 90s – Tara – shared her harrowing experience with Nath. She revealed that the lead star sexually exploited her during that time.
"His wife was my best friend. We were in and out of each other’s homes, we belonged to the same group of friends, most of us from theatre, slowly making our arts shine in the content renaissance, which had taken place because of the satellite television revolution of the 1990s. I was producing and writing the No 1 show on TV called Tara. He was after my lead girl. She was not interested in him. He was an alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious but he was also the television star of that decade, so not only was he forgiven for all his bad behaviour but many of the guys would egg him on to be his worst.
When the camera rolled, he touched the actress inappropriately and she slapped him. He was removed from the show. But, soon, using his contacts, he returned to the show and a new generation story went on air.” A week later, the show and all other shows by Vinta were shut down. She added in the post that she went to the actor's place for a party and felt that her drinks were mixed and she felt strange. When she left at 2 am from the actor's residence, she was accosted by a man and was violated. She added that she was raped and brutalised. "It was literally disturbing. We hope, after this post, many women will come forward and share their #MeToo story.”
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Last Updated Oct 13, 2018, 11:49 AM IST