Singer, who made MeToo allegations, says Instagram removed account for reporting vulgar photos


Singer Chinmayi Sripada, who once made MeToo allegations, has now lashed out at Instagram for removing her account after she reported individuals, who had allegedly sent her vulgar photos.

Singer Chinmayi Sripada

Sripada wrote on Twitter, “Instagram has basically removed MY account for reporting men who send ME their penises on DMs.”

She added, “Its been going on for a while where I report but MY access was barred. Anyway that’s that. My backup account is chinmayi.sripada.”

In 2018, singer Sona Mohapatra has come to the defence of Sripada after the latter said that her career in the south Indian film industry was over because of her decision to raise sexual harassment allegations.

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Sripada had accused lyricist Vairamuthu of sexually harassing her when she narrated her own MeToo story. According to her, the lyricist in question had approached her to sing Tamizh Thaai Vaazhthu at a book launch event. “Year 2005/2006 maybe. Veezhamattom. An album for Srilankan Tamizhs that I had sung in, as had Manikka Vinayagam sir. I dont remember if it was a book or an album release or both now; the performances and launch happened in Switzerland.”

Later, she claimed to have been removed from the dubbing union, who allegedly demanded Rs 1.5 lakh and an apology for reinstating her in the body.