Actor Rajat Kapoor issues apology after being accused of sexual misconduct

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Actor Rajat Kapoor has apologised after at least two women accused him of sexual misconduct in the past. This was after journalist Sandhya Menon took to Twitter to share screenshots of these women’s stories on Twitter.

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Menon, who’s been sharing horrific stories of sexual harassment faced by herself and others, wrote, “I don’t even know any more. Filmmaker Rajat Kapoor Two separate and different accounts.”

The second woman’s account in in the tweet shared by Menon would hardly qualify as an act of sexual harassment. But Rajat quickly issued an apology on Twitter saying that he had always tried to be a ‘decent man.’ He wrote, “All my life I have tried to be a decent man, to do the right thing. If however, I have slipped and through my actions or words caused pain or hurt or trauma to absolutely anybody, please accept my apology.”

He posted another tweet, reiterating his stance. He wrote, “I am sorry from the bottom of my heart- and sad that I was the cause of this hurt to another human being. If there is one thing more important to me than even my work, it is to be a good human being. And I have tried to be that person. And now, I will try harder.”

Social media platforms have exploded in the last few days after a series of women including journalists alleged that they had been victims of sexual harassment by men in powerful positions in the past. Men being accused included filmmaker Vikas Bahl, author Chetan Bhagat and several senior journalists.

Many journalists have come forward to warn that while posting the stories of sexual misconduct by predators, women also needed to employ caution in not trivialising what’s being termed as India’s on #MeToo movement.

 

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