#MeToo: Anu Malik takes break from ‘Indian Idol’ amid sexual harassment allegations


The statement says, "I, Anu Malik, have chose to take a break from Indian Idol as I am now unable to focus on my work, my music and the show". The latest development on his matter is that the singer has been asked to step down as the judge of Indian Idol Season 10. As per PinkVilla, Danica D'Souza, who is now in NY, has narrated the ordeal exposing dirty side of Anu Malik.

Singer Alisha Chinai, best known for singing 'Kajra Re' from Bunty Aur Babli, has extended support to the women who have accused Anu Malik of sexual harassment. The other two people judging Indian Idol 10 include Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar. Two budding singers also levelled similar allegations against him. Revealing about meeting Anu Malik at his home alone, the first survivor said that the composer lifted her skirt and dropped his trousers.

Previously, allegations of misconduct against Malik began with singer Sona Mohapatra, who called him a "serial predator" and also accused singer Kailash Kher of harassing her. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, no victim/ survivor wants to keep quiet but wants to raise her voice against their harassers and see them get punished.

Danica is now in NY and spoke to Mid-Day where she said, "This incident occurred in Kolkata".

Denying all claims, Anu Malik's lawyer had said in a statement, "The allegations made against my client are emphatically denied as completely false and baseless". "They are well aware of his behaviour with women. While he didn't try to act smart that day, he would often refer to me as "darling", "baby" and "sweety", which I was uncomfortable with".

Shweta wrote that it had taken her a lot for her 'to open up this wound again and speak up against this pedophile and sexual predator.' She wrote, "I used to admire his music and practice his songs for hours and look upto him back then!"

Several #MeToo stories have emerged, many of them on social media.