We are coming across incidents of women abuse each passing day as the #MeToo movement has given the victims the courage and platform to share their stories. The movement has already unmasked some of the biggest celebrities like Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, and Alok Nath and it seems like the list still has some more to add to it. Now, the next in line and making the headlines today is star singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya who has been accused of sexual harassment by a flight attendant.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya, who had ruled the Bollywood industry with his voice for a long period of time, has been accused of sexual harassment previously by various women. Now, on Tuesday, a flight attendant alleged that the singer sexually harassed her in an incident that transpired between the two 20 years ago at a pub in Kolkata.
According to Hindustan Times, Bodhisattva YaMyoho, a former flight attendant took to Facebook to narrate the incident where Abhijeet grabbed her by her wrist and pulled her closer after she refused to dance with him. The woman added that Abhijeet screamed in her ears “B***h, what do you think of yourself, wait till I teach you a lesson” before almost kissing and nibbling her left ear.
The Indian Express reached out to the musician in a bid to investigate the issue. However, Abhijeet has rubbished the claims saying that he has never gone to any pub in his life and also said that “I wasn’t born at that time.”
“Somebody told me over the call. I was not born at that time. I have never gone to pubs in my life. You’ll never find me at any page 3 or filmy parties. My name sells. If someone’s benefiting from it, good. Sometimes earning their bread and butter with my name, it’s fine”
Abhijeet further went on to say that he is not bothered by the ‘fat and ugly’ girls who are just trying to seek attention by blaming people.
“I don’t know against whom should I take action. Why should I give attention to that person? You are giving it importance not me. Most of the people who are coming out right now are dirty, ugly people. Koi mota hai koi patla hai. No one deserves (the attention). Just to grab some attention they are coming out. Most of the fat and ugly girls are blaming and I wasn’t born at that time”
Abhijeet made the headlines a few days ago when he revealed the reason why he stopped singing for Shah Rukh Khan and said that the actor became a superstar because of him. Now, once again the singer is in the news for all the wrong reasons and it seems he has no way out of controversies in his life.