India’s #MeToo: Anu Malik Steps Down As ‘Indian Idol 10’ Judge

Ruben Ruiz
October 22, 2018

Yes, the report said that Sony TV, the channel on which Indian Idol airs, has asked Anu Malik to quit. "The show will continue its planned schedule", read an excerpt from the statement, adding that they will replace Malik with guest judges. Anu Malik has, however, denied all the allegations so far. In a lengthy social media post, he wrote that Anu Malik asked Shweta to sing but she requested him if she could give the voice test from a separate room. She also alleged that the composer would call her at odd hours. "I, Anu Malik, have chose to take a break from Indian Idol as I am now unable to focus on my work on the show". However, she refused to do so since it had Anu Malik as one of the judges and he had sexually harassed her seven years ago. "And during that time we were working on song so Anu requested Shweta and her mom to sit in recording hall".

As women are telling their sexual harassment stories all around India, the #MeToo movement has brought many shocking stories in the limelight. Recounting her experience to Mid-Day, she said the composer unzipped his trousers and asked her to "lick" him. When she met him on another occasion, he allegedly made sexual advances towards her.

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Danica was quoted by Mid-day as saying, "It was one of my first big assignments in the reality television space". She pushed him away which is when he said that "I am happy with my wife, I am a sensitive man". "There is no Indian Idol without Anu Malik' he bragged among his colleagues", says the source. Realising it was time to leave, she got up, "but he grabbed me and hugged me, all the while running his hands over my body", she told Mid-Day. I sang it well so he said, "ill give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan but first give me a kiss now" He then smiled, what id recall the most evil grin ive seen. His lawyer on Thursday issued a statement, stating Shweta's allegations were false and baseless.

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