The Viral Fever’s co-founder Anurabh Kumar, the top most web production house which gave us amazing web series like pitchers and tripling, has been accused of sexual harassment by an ex-employee on social media platform Medium.
The anonymous user wrote an article in the medium blog named,The Indian Uber-That is TVF, she has written the whole experience she had with the TVF founder.
The writer of the blog says she worked for the company until 2016, and she has written, ‘I walked out of the place last year. Jobless, Mindless. I don’t have much to say. I am not as strong as many other women. I just need my life back. I don’t think these guys would let me have one. The constant reminders from their legal on my obligations tell me that I am being tracked.’
It was the time that TVF had to come up with a response and the response was not something anyone expected and was a bit threatening and disappointing.
“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.”
As the blog was posted, some girls came out and also said those allegations were true; two girls have commented and one has opened taken on facebook saying she worked in TVF and it was getting difficult for her.
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…
Writer Apurva Asrani also tweeted hee knew of a woman who went through the same traumatizing experience
— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) March 13, 2017
Comedians and writers from various comedy groups came out and supported the issue. The AIB founder Tanmay Bhatt, Rohan Joshi, and Ashish Shakya expressed their thoughts on the issues twitter.
Sickened by all the allegations coming to the fore. There's no place for such behaviour in 2017.
— Ashish Shakya (@stupidusmaximus) March 13, 2017
East India Comedy founder Sorabh Pant has also tweeted that it isn’t about the industry anymore.
FYI: this is not about comedy.
Or, TVF (who I really like) V. EIC V. AIB.
This is about something way bigger.
And, it can’t be ignored.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 13, 2017
Female Comedian Aditi Mittal was quite pissed with the whole issue and she wrote several tweets about the situation.
Nidhi Bisht and Biswapati Sarkar, the other co-founders of TVF took to twitter to clear the issues.
Nidhi Bisht also posted on Facebook claiming no person as such has worked in TVF.
My side. pic.twitter.com/cS6tfD2dVd
— Nidhi Bisht (@EkThapaTiger) March 13, 2017
Since this blog, a fake post was also posted in the name of Rohan Joshi. That he groped a woman.
Turns out the blog was completely false.
Sigh. I have no idea what is going on anymore. I think I've had enough internet for the week. https://t.co/XzggjLBlqf
— Rohan (@mojorojo) March 14, 2017
Hope the truth comes to light.