In this digital age, where everyone is empowered with social media on their phones, the wave of #MeToo movement has really catapulted and women are fearlessly coming out in the forefront to confront the demons they have faced when it comes to sexual harassment. And after Nana Patekar, who was accused by Tanushree Dutta of sexually harassing her once, another celebrity is now under the radar.
We are talking about one of India’s most famous authors, Chetan Bhagat. So, what happened was that a woman took to Twitter and shared a couple of screenshots of WhatsApp conversation that Mr. Bhagat had with her once. As readily pointed out in the tweet, the Half-Girlfriend author knew her only ‘in a professional capacity’. In the conversation, Chetan Bhagat is clearly trying to woo her and finds her ‘cute and funny’. First, take a look at the screenshots:
The above screenshots broke the internet within minutes of appearing online. Now, the most shocking element of this whole fiasco is that Chetan Bhagat had this conversation with this lady when he was already married (this doesn’t mean it’s allowed for unmarried men or women). And in his defense, Chetan Bhagat immediately took to social media and confronted the whole incident to his fans and even to his wife, Anshula Bhagat. He took to Facebook and wrote the following:
“Dear All, I would like to make a couple of points about the screenshots that someone has shared just a couple of hours ago. It has taken me this much time because I saw them a bit late, and then I was in a conversation with Anusha. I am telling you all whatever I told her, which to my recollection is the truth. But first of all, I am really sorry to person concerned. The screenshots are of course real, and I am sorry if you felt they were wrong I hope you will accept my apology”.
“Also, I also want to clarify that there never was anything physical, no lewd pictures or words that were ever exchanged. I think I deleted the person’s number soon thereafter and we haven’t been in touch for years. We do feel certain things sometimes, and I did too. I found this person special, and different from all others I had met. I shouldn’t have, and maybe I shouldn’t have shared it with that person in a private conversation either. Once again, I am sorry to the person concerned, and of course most of all to Anusha. I hope you can forgive me. For everyone’s information, am running this response past Anusha first, to ensure she is okay with it”, Chetan added.
Well, the MeToo movement is really empowering women and giving them a platform to speak up. Also guys, what do you think of Chetan Bhagat’s apology to his wife Anusha Bhagat? Share your views in the comments section below.
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