Rakhi Sawant has again organised a press conference in the Tanushree Dutta – Nana Patekar sexual harassment case. The actress, dressed up in a bright pink and orange saree, met the media in Mumbai and expressed her anger on the case. Notably, Rakhi is the actress who finally ended up performing on the dance number, that Tanushree allegedly walked out from, back in 2008. This time, Rakhi gave away a little more than what her fans already know in the matter. Rakhi has alleged that Tanushree Dutta is a lesbian and has raped her.
She alleged that it’s easy for Tanushree to blame a man of sexually harassing her but she won’t reveal how many times has she harassed a woman. Rakhi said, “Aap (Tanushree) lesbian hain or aapne mera baar baar balatkaar kiya hai. Vo toh media ko istemaal kar rahi hai. Isne Rakhi Sawant ko target kiya hai. Jagah batau? Aap ayiye or kahye na ki aapne mera balatkaar nahi kiya? (Tanushree, you are a lesbian and you have raped me again and again. She has been using media for her own good. She has targeted Rakhi Sawant. Does she want to know about the place where she had raped me? Why doesn’t she come out now and say that she hasn’t raped me?)
The actress further added that she has got evidence to support her claims but she will only reveal it in the court. Rakhi said, “Mere paas mere balatkaar ka sabut hai. Par main court me pesh karugi. Abhi de dugi toh sabut gayab ho jayega. Hindi picturein toh main bhi dekhti hun na.” (I have the proof that I was raped. But, I will only present it in court. If I’ll reveal it now, it will be lost. After all, I also watch Hindi films).
The actress also defended Nana Patekar in the case and mentioned that the actor is one of the most respectable faces in the industry and Tanushree has been paid to malign his image by promoting ‘#MeToo’. She also defended Ganesh Acharya, Alok Nath and Anu Malik — other celebs who have been accused of sexual harassment by women.