Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra has recently reacted to music composer Anu Malik's statement about not doing any sexual misconduct in the past.
The singer shared around 8-point reply to Anu on Twitter. She wrote, "Anu Malik finally wrote back to all of us last evening. My response to him, next to his letter. In case mine is too long to read, have also attached a shorter, crisper one, one amongst many on my timeline. Thank you @KallolDatta for saying it better #India @IndiaMeToo.”
Anu Malik finally wrote back to all of us last evening. My response to him, next to his letter. 👇🏾— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) November 15, 2019
In case mine is too long to read, have also attached a shorter, crisper one, one amongst many on my timeline. Thank you @KallolDatta for saying it better #India @IndiaMeToo pic.twitter.com/NNeW59fLPs
Mentioning names of all from Neha Bhasin to Shweta Pandit who had accused him of sexual harassment, Sona wrote, "‘Unverified’ allegations you say? These are multiple testimonies of independent sane women speaking coherently & they have a common thread & story. What about the ‘mental health’ of all these people who have gone through this traumatic experience because of you? Did you care about them over these years? What about the mental health of the good India & all the victims & their families when they see you flaunting yourself on TV? Rubbing it in? Your free pass in society?”
“It has been spoken about very clearly. You have no right to be platformed on National TV till you make amends. 1.3 billion people exist in India. Not everyone needs to make crores on TV to survive or be ‘judge’ to young people whose safety they jeopardise. You aren’t a role model. You could always take a break, go to a sex-rehab or counselling or somewhere to reflect on how to behave better. Ask your kids to do a hard days job & earn a salary. They are adults. I started working at 22. Do whatever it takes. Stay away from the public eye? Show some remorse? Say sorry? If you did, this would not have happened. There you go! You answered your own question,” she adds.
She also slammed him out for his explanation and said, "Being a father of two daughters doesn’t prove anything. Clearly it hasn’t held your libido back. History has shown us that multiple times in multiple real live stories. ‘Some’ Men will just be that .. .The show must go on. Without you. Don’t jeopardise the hard work of so many people & the dreams of so many contestants just for your personal glory & ambitions.”
"Step Down Malik & yes, please do go to court. I request you to do so. Not just these 10 testimonies, we shall ensure ten times those are presented for the world to see. Let’s set a precedent for India, Mr Anu Malik. Let’s make sure no one feels like behaving like you have over the decades. I have the utmost faith that," Sona added.
“Justice shall indeed be served," she concluded.
Anu Malik had shared a long note on social media on Thursday and said that he may take a legal action to safeguard himself.
Anu Malik was first accused of misconduct last year during the #MeToo movement and was dropped as a judge of the singing reality show....