Kochi: Four core members of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), including the actress who was recently abducted and assaulted, resigned from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) following AMMA’s decision to take back actor Dileep into its fold.
The post containing statements from the four appeared on the official Facebook page of WCC on Wednesday morning.
The actress who survived the incident was the first to resign from the organisation. She said in her statement that she did not find any meaning in being a member of the AMMA as it never stood with her when she had raised complaints in the past.
“My decision to quit is not just because the accused actor was taken back to AMMA. The actor had earlier ruined many of my opportunities. When I complained against this, AMMA had taken no action. Now, when such a terrible incident happened in my life, the association which I am also part of tried to protect the man who is accused of the crime. I resign realising that there is no purpose in being a part of this organisation,” her statement said.
The other three are actors Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeesan, and filmmaker Geetu Mohandas.
“..The organisation did not think about the survivor, who is its member, when deciding to take back the accused,” the post by WCC says.
Rima Kallingal said the problem that happened now cannot be confined to a single person or a single organisation....