Reality TV star and former Bigg Boss contestant Rakhi Sawant has sensationally alleged that actor Tanushree Dutta repeatedly raped her in the past. Speaking to media, Rakhi alleged that Chocolate star was a lesbian.
She told reporters, “Enough of this MeToo campaign. Now, let’s talk about SheToo. Tanushree Dutta raped me, repeatedly. Now, you will ask me how is that possible? How can a woman rape another woman? Why do you think Tanushree Dutta shaved her hair. She is not a woman, she is a man. Tanshuree Dutta, I know you have been a Miss India. You were my best friend 12 years ago.”
Taking a dig at Tanushree’s allegations of sexual harassment against Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri, Rakhi said that even a woman can rape another woman adding that the former was a lesbian. The controversial reality TV star also mocked Tanushree’s MeToo allegations.
“Even a woman can rape. I know you will be laughing. But this is the truth,” she added.
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Tanushree is credited with starting what’s now become India’s own MeToo campaign. This led to several Bollywood names being outed by their alleged victims. This included Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor, comedy collective AIB, Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, author Chetan Bhagat, director Sajid Khan and filmmaker Vikas Bahl.
Tansuhree had also alleged that when she protested against Patekar’s indecent behaviour in 2008, the producer had hired goons from Thackeray’s party, the MNS, to have her car atatcked with her parents inside it.
Earlier this month, a top minister in the Narendra Modi government, MJ Akbar, had to resignafter as many as 20 female journalists came forward to allege that they were sexually harassed by the journalist-turned-politician during his time as the editor of Asian Age and The Telegraph newspapers.
Rakhi had defended Nana Patekar when Tanushree first renewed her old allegations that Patekar had sexually harassed her on the sets of Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss.
Dressed in bright pink-orange coloured sari, Rakhi also defended the rape accused Alok Nath, Ganesh Acharya and Anu Malik adding that Tanushree had received money to promote MeToo movement.