Lyricist Sameer defends Anu Malik after sexual harassment allegations

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One of the victims, whose identity has not been revealed, talked to Mid-Day and said that she met Malik in 1990 at Mehboob Studios where he rubbed himself against her and apologised. "The show will continue its planned schedule and we will invite some of the biggest names in Indian music as guests to join Vishal (Dadlani) and Neha (Kakkar) to judge extraordinary talents of Indian Idol Season 10". He said Anu Malik asked Shweta (when she was 15) to sing a song but she wanted to go to a more private room. She pushed him away which is when he said that "I am happy with my wife, I am a sensitive man".

On Wednesday, Shweta had had taken to Twitter to narrate her own MeToo experience stating how Malik allegedly asked for a "kiss" in exchange of offering her a song in his film in 2000. Recently, composer Any Malik was accused for sexual harassment by Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit and also two survivors opened about him. Posting the screenshots of her story, Shweta wrote, "Had to go back to my worst memory as a teenage girl today to write this and speak up - its now or never". This is my #MeToo and have to warn young girls about #AnuMalik & let you know your #TimesUp @IndiaMeToo. Earlier, singer Sona Mohapatra had labelled him as a 'sexual predator'.

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Already being nearly out of the show, Malik is now accused by one more survivor and that too, former assistant producer of Indian Idol season 5. She also said the episode had left her depressed for months. She said that just when she was about to leave, he tried to hug her. It felt like someone had just stabbed me in my stomach.

Malik's lawyer Thursday denied the allegations, saying India's #MeToo movement is being used for his client's "character assassination". He then asked her to wear a chiffon saree the next time they meet. Ever since the allegations were made on Malik, the channel had been discussing the whole matter and now came to the conclusion of dropping him till the matter is further investigated.

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