As Kashyap is summoned, Payal shares screenshot of her 2018 tweets

30th September 2020

30th September 2020

Mumbai Police has summoned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap over the registered complaint of sexual assault and an FIR subsequently alleging rape by Payal Ghosh against him. Kashyap has been asked to be present at 11 AM on October 1 at the Versova Police station.

Payal Ghosh has accused the filmmaker of sexual assault. Ghosh had mentioned this incident during the #MeToo movement without being specific about the director's name.

Screenshots of her 2018 twitter posts have been shared by the Ghosh that mentioned her encounter with a ‘physically friendly’ ‘famous director.’

Payal Ghosh's family and the manager had deleted these posts.

She has written in one of the tweets that she is taking a break from the platform till the #Metoo movement was over. She has also written that her family was not allowing her to say anything and was making her delete the posts. 

In another post of her, Ghosh had written about meeting a ‘famous director’ and that had she said yes to him, she would have received work from him, as Payal claimed being ‘physically friendly’ was the criteria for him.

While expressing her anger towards #Metoo movement, Ghosh wished to rename it and called it ‘fake and slave to influential people.’

Politician and Union Minister Ramdas Athavale has come forward in support of Payal Ghosh and joined her in a press conference where he stated that his party RPI will protest if the police do not take any action for seven days. The actor has been asked by the minister to put forth her plea before Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Maharashtra Governor.

On September 19, Payal Ghosh had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against the filmmaker via Twitter. And claimed that around 2014-15, Kashyap forced himself upon her. Along with filing a complaint against the filmmaker to the police, Ghosh also approached the National Commission for Women for registering pleas and alleged that the filmmaker consumed drugs while informing the Narcotics Control Bureau.

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