This was bound to happen. Actress Esha Gupta who had recently vilified abused and heckled a businessman RohitVig for allegedly “raping” her with his eyes at a restaurant in Delhi, has slapped a defamation suit against the actress accusing her of maligning his name without discernible provocation.
The defamation suit filed through lawyer Vikas Pahwa , declares, “The mental agony caused to the complainant is continuing every day since close friends and colleagues are contacting him and his family on a continuous basis and expressing displeasure over the content posted by the accused….many members of the public have been expressing doubts on the integrity and moral character of the complainant believing the false and defamatory statements to be true,” the plea read further.”
While one completely condemns any sort of sexual misconduct and stands by any genuine victim of the same it was baffling to see an empowered celebrity ranting about being stared at by a man sitting in a restaurant sitting at a table next to hers.
Singer-actor Karan Oberoi who recently had to face a month-long jail-term for alleged sexual misconduct alleged by a woman who later staged her own attack to prevent Oberoi’s bail feels the MenToo movement will brake the trend of arbitrary accusations against men.
Says Karan Oberoi, “It was something that was bound to happen .You can’t tarnish a man’s reputation that he has built all his life , by using his pic to name and shame him , without him having a chance to give his response.Shocking!”
Oberoi rightly feels the matter could have been resolved in a far more civil manner than the abusive tone Ms Gupta adopted on the social media. “This could very well have been sorted out , by speaking to him and making your displeasure known , and complaining to the right authority at the hotel to investigate the matter , or including the cops , if you felt that the offence was of that serious nature .Ms Esha Gupta is a strong , empowered woman, who speaks her mind effectively and strongly, and that would have been a more appropriate response in my opinion.”