Founder of a well-known company attempts suicide because of #MeToo allegation
Mumbai: NP NEWS 24 ONLINE – #MeToo This might be one of the most popular words right now in India. People on Social Media with the use of this MeToo hashtag are putting allegations on their bosses or colleges of Sexual, Mental or Physical harassment. It’s a secondary part if the allegations are true or not as the person who is alleged in MeToo, suffers through humiliation and insult. Which can lead to depression and even attempt to suicide.
The same kind of incident has come up in countries financial capital Mumbai, where Anirban Blah, the co-founder of celebrity management agency KWAN Entertainment who tried to commit suicide at Vashi Bridge on Friday out of recent sexual harassment allegations against him by several women.
The Anirban was rescued by Vashi Traffic police, who were tipped off about his suicide attempt. The officials found him on old Vashi bridge, where he allegedly tried to end his life around 12:30 am today.
“We had information about an individual coming towards Vashi bridge to commit suicide. We couldn’t take chance and we laid a trap there in dark,” a senior police inspector from Vashi traffic told.
“He was crying. He seemed very frustrated and depressed. We took him to the police chowky, offered him water and asked his problem to which he said that he was frustrated with the #MeToo allegations on him,” the official said.
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“He was depressed due to the defamation he and his family faced. He along with nine other partners had founded KWAN and after four girls alleged him of harassment in #MeToo campaign, he was asked to resign,” he added.
Anirban, who runs KWAN Entertainment – one of the biggest celebrity management agencies in the country – was recently asked to step down from his role after several women came forward and accused him of sexual harassment.
His company, KWAN Entertainment, manages several prominent Bollywood celebrities like Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Tiger Shroff, Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez among others.
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