An audio clip of an alleged conversation between Utsav Chakraborty and Mansi Kukreja claiming the latter threatened Utsav of legal action if he shared the screenshots that may prove his innocence has gone viral. Twitterati discusses on the same.
The Internet has made things easy from informing people to helping them, to speaking one’s mind, it has become a great platform for the people. #MeToo movement is one such movement that began on the social media platforms that have given the women a platform to speak candidly about the sexual assault and sexual harassment faced by them. This movement brought a storm as many famous personalities from corporates to celebrities, were accused of such crimes by women. While many are true there have been also reports of fake accusations. The recent case facing the authenticity issue is that of Utsav Chakraborty and Mahima Kukreja.
AIB fame comedian, Utsav Chakraborty was accused of sexually harassing many women by sending many lewd messages and images on messaging apps. Activist Mahima Kukreja was the first one to come forward make the allegations. Many screenshots were also shared that suggested that he sexually harassed the woman.
However, Utsav Chakraborty shared his side of the story on Thursday. An anonymous Youtube channel named ‘Expose Mahima’ uploaded the audio of a conversation between Utsav and Mansi Kukreja, lawyer and sister of Mahima Kukreja wherein the latter have threatened him from releasing screenshots that would prove his innocence claiming to take legal actions for the same. The alleged conversation is said to have happened on 14th November 2018.
The matter has Twitterati riled up and here is what they had to say:
#MeToo is a way to provide men and women with a safe zone to speak up, a struggle to remove stigma & for victims to gain courage. Convoluted narratives defeat its purpose and dilute benefits. Recent developments make the initiative look frivolous and it's a sad & fearsome feeling
— Rhea Srivastava (@VirtualRheality) November 22, 2019
Those who never doubted women coming out with their #MeToo stories with just allegations even after 10 years are doubting @Wootsaw who's putting all his evidence out, that why is he speaking after one year ???
— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) November 21, 2019
I just forgot. While Utsavs life was destroyed. I just sat there and watched and forgot.
While dozens lost their jobs. Companies shut down. Friendships ruined. Innocent people demonized.
I. Just. Forgot. pic.twitter.com/fEGLTaqpk7
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) November 22, 2019
(3/4) This "I am a Woman, you should believe in my side of the story" needs accountability & if proven a deliberate lie to ruin life of any man needs to be punished by law. Women shamelessly used #MeToo to settle personal scores, diluting the entire movement ? pic.twitter.com/fdB2aIAxbR
— Kushal Roy (@itskushalroy) November 22, 2019
I wonder why @sonamohapatra @nehabhasin4u are silent over the #MahimaKukreja row ? Looks like their hate campaign #MoveOutMalik has been derailed ! #MeToo biggest example of fake feminism & opportunism.
— Honest Opinions (@myhonop) November 22, 2019
In this whole #MeToo scene, if you are a woman who has misrepresented facts in any way, know that you are diluting the movement and diverting attention away from real survivors. That is dangerous
[This is a general statement, not making comments on anything that's happening now]
— M (@mahupatrafast) November 22, 2019
To all the Men & Women who were quick to jump to conclusions during #MeToo , kindly give attention to the other side of the coin too. And please just READ. Don't try to be the Chief Justice of India like you've been earlier in acting like Ravens to feed on a Man's dignity! https://t.co/AfcIdTTb5h
— Fakir (@Fakir213) November 22, 2019
Funny how no one’s asking the comedian dudebro questions like “why did u wait so long?” & “if what u r saying is true, why didn’t u go to court or file a complaint?”
These questions were asked of almost EVERY #MeToo survivor.
1 alleged incident does NOT negate a movement.
— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) November 22, 2019
“No one should be taken at face value”
This is what people like Mahima have started. Every harassment victim will now be questioned henceforth because some of y’all decided to settle personal scores using #MeToo . What a fucking shame. https://t.co/c9h0A1Wzlc
— A (@mistbeer) November 22, 2019
no hand wringing needed about the state of the #metoo movement. this is the perfect opportunity to grow the conversation up. there has never been a place for imperfect, incomplete narratives and there's been enough whispering about both men & women who have been less than honest.
— BookOfGenesia جينيسيا (@genesiaalves) November 22, 2019
If there's one thing #MeToo taught us it's that there's no such thing as a 'perfect survivor'. Part of the movement was moving past this notion to explain why survivors should be believed even if they *gasp* had consensual relationships with the perpetrator or sexted with them
— Kyalane Karthik (@kookykarthik) November 22, 2019
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