We received an official statement from TVF, The Viral Fever on inputs provided by Indian Fowler. TVF scraped all the allegations referring them untrue and false. As we mentioned in the parent article there were very less proofs governing anything true. The article was quoted as “completely ludicrous and defamatory against TVF and its team” in official reply. But on an abnormal development, Reema Sengupta, co-founder of a Mumbai-based digital media company Catnip, alleges that Arunabh Kumar touched her inappropriately when she was shooting with TVF, in a public Facebook post.
You can read the allegations made by Indian Fowler on Arunabh Kumar here.
The allegations made by Indian Fowler was obviously baseless being an anonymous profile. But later on one self proclaimed ex-employee of TVF, Aayushi supported the girl in comments. Later on, Reema Sengupta who is quite popular in Film Industry supported the allegations.
Filmmaker Apurva Asrani also endorsed the girl on twitter.
— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) March 13, 2017
The statement issued by The Viral Fever in response to Indian Fowler, the unnamed girl can be read as follows.
This is an official response from TVF on the anonymous article published on Medium by the Indian Fowler. The article is completely ludicrous and defamatory against TVF and its team.
All the allegations made against TVF and its team in the article are categorically false, baseless and unverified.
We take a lot of pride in our team and in making TVF a safe workplace that is equally comfortable for women and men.
We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations.
It is our humble request that you do not share an unsubstantiated, unverified and anonymous article such as this.
We would like to thank all our fans and friends for their continued support.
Here is the response from Reema on the entire scenario.
*Start- Reply of Reema Sengupta on allegations made by Indian Fowler*
To everyone doubting if this is true, know that this girl definitely isn’t the only girl he has been a sleaze to.
I was shooting with him in the TVF office, for a web series I was directing last year. The first time we met at the recce, he asked me to send him my work, which I did out of courtesy. When we met on the day of the shoot, I asked him if he had seen the links. To this he said – why don’t you come over to my place and we can watch them together. We can also watch a movie. Which movie do you want to watch? I politely evaded the question and continued briefing him about the shoot. As I talk, he finds some lame excuse to place his hand on my hand (which was on the table in his glass cabin). In the middle of the shoot, he touches my shoulder tattoo and tells me he finds it sexy. After every other shot, he would come over to the monitor to see how the shot looks, but at the same time graze his hand against my waist. All this in a 5-hour shoot. I can only imagine what she must have gone through for 2 years!
I remember telling my producer how creeped out I was and how I couldn’t wait for the shoot to be over. He made sure I wasn’t alone with Arunabh for the rest of the shoot. I also told someone at the agency we were working with about it. In fact, this article was sent to me by a friend who knew what had happened with me, asking ‘Same guy, no?’. Do I wish I had retaliated immediately? Yes. I didn’t because the agency and the client would have both suffered. In hindsight, that was wrong and I’m sure they would’ve supported my decision. But today, I had to choose between keeping quiet and extending my support to a girl who has bravely spoken up. So I am choosing to do the right thing. TVF can release as many ‘official responses’ rubbishing these claims as they’d like. This is my truth.
Indian Fowler, whoever you are, please get in touch if you need help.
Source: You can read post of Reema here on Facebook.
Amit Golani from TVF tweeted that they are not able to locate any person working from Muzaffarpur for TVF.
Utter nonsense and false claims on an ‘Anonymous’ post. There has been no such person existing from muzaffarpur working at TVF.
— Amit Golani (@GolOpinions) March 13, 2017
Furthermore, Amit Golani launched series of tweets mentioning nothing such ever happened and The Viral Fever does have a HR Team.
Important note: Allegations are not actual proofs. It would be extremely unjustified to jump on any conclusion. Any more developments and replies from The Viral Fever (TVF) will be posted on our website.
We request our readers to be calm and observe the developments closely rather than jumping on any conclusion.
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