Recently, Indian Idol judge Anu Malik has opened up about the #MeToo allegations levelled against him. The singer denies the allegations and says he is in pain and in a dark space, and has demanded justice.
Well now, Sona Mohapatra who had accused the Indian Idol judge of sexual misconduct, has responded to Anu Malik’s open letter.
Sona took to Twitter to lash out at Anu Malik with a brief note. Her note contained 8 comprehensive points, where she explained everything Anu Malik had blamed her for.
Sona Mohapatra responds to Anu Malik’s open letter
She even advises Malik to register himself into a sex rehab. She even countered Malik’s claims of the sexual harassment allegations being “false and unverified” by saying that the truth lay in multiple women’s claims against Malik and his inappropriate behaviour.
She captioned her post as, “Anu Malik finally wrote back to all of us last evening. My response to him, next to his letter. In case mine is too long to read, have also attached a shorter, crisper one, one amongst many on my timeline. Thank you @KallolDatta for saying it better #India @IndiaMeToo.”
Anu Malik finally wrote back to all of us last evening. My response to him, next to his letter. 👇🏾
In case mine is too long to read, have also attached a shorter, crisper one, one amongst many on my timeline. Thank you @KallolDatta for saying it better #India @IndiaMeToo pic.twitter.com/NNeW59fLPs
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) November 15, 2019
In her letter, Sona wrote, “‘Unverified’ allegations you say? These are multiple testimonies of independent sane women speaking coherently & they have a common thread & story. What about the ‘mental health’ of all these people who have gone through this traumatic experience because of you? Did you care about them over these years? What about the mental health of the good India & all the victims & their families when they see you flaunting yourself on TV? Rubbing it in? Your free pass in society?”
Calling him out for being a judge on a reality show, Sona said, “It has been spoken about very clearly. You have no right to be platformed on National TV till you make amends. 1.3 billion people exist in India. Not everyone needs to make crores on TV to survive or be ‘judge’ to young people whose safety they jeopardise. You aren’t a role model. You could always take a break, go to a sex-rehab or counselling or somewhere to reflect on how to behave better. Ask your kids to do a hard days job & earn a salary. They are adults. I started working at 22. Do whatever it takes. Stay away from the public eye? Show some remorse? Say sorry? If you did, this would not have happened. There you go! You answered your own question.”
She also called him out for his explanation and said, “Being a father of two daughters doesn’t prove anything. Clearly it hasn’t held your libido back. History has shown us that multiple times in multiple real live stories. ‘Some’ Men will just be that .. .The show must go on. Without you. Don’t jeopardise the hard work of so many people & the dreams of so many contestants just for your personal glory & ambitions.”
She added, “Step Down Malik & yes, please do go to court. I request you to do so. Not just these 10 testimonies, we shall ensure ten times those are presented for the world to see. Let’s set a precedent for India, Mr Anu Malik. Let’s make sure no one feels like behaving like you have over the decades. I have the utmost faith that.”
She ended it saying, “Justice shall indeed be served.”
Last year, singer Sona Mohapatra along with singers like Shweta Pandit had levelled allegations of sexual harassment against the composer.
Following all this, Malik stepped down from the jury panel of the 10th season of the famous reality television show, Indian Idol.