Accused harassing complainant on a public platform is deplorable: WCC

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Kochi: Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) said that Vijay Babu's reaction to the sexual harassment allegations is offensive and punishable by law. Vijay Babu is accused of sexual abuse by an actress of his film.

The actor is mocking the judicial system of the nation, WCC said in the Facebook post.

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“Yet another shocking allegation of sexual harassment and violence in the Malayalam film industry is now public. While committees come and go, more such incidents continue to happen. WCC reiterates that crimes are being perpetrated here under the guise of professional equations and professional space.

Anyone has the right to file an official police complaint for a crime committed against oneself. The right to arbitrate about who is a victim rests with the judiciary and not anyone else. An Accused's public shaming of a Complainant is deplorable and punishable by law. Flaunting his presence online with such an act without turning himself into the judicial process seems to be an attempt to mock the judicial system.

WCC urges the authorities to take stringent action and hopes the Malayalam Film Industry will condemn these acts and clean up the workspace for women by distancing perpetrators.”

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