Anu Malik’s Tweet Addressing The #MeToo Allegations Is A Lame Attempt At Getting Off The Hook. Sona Mohapatra Isn’t Having Any Of It. Thank God!
One of the most neat tricks that I ever pulled as a child was that every time I fought with my brother, I would quickly go running to my parents to cry and earn the sympathy card. Of course, the fact that he showed them the nail scratches I gave him would make the act a bit more difficult, but mostly it would work for the simple reason that us humans are always suckers for (crocodile) tears. And while I would love to play the victim card when I was a kid and much less stronger than my brother in a duel, I feel no such need to play it anymore. Although music composer and #MeToo accused Anu Malik is of a slightly different opinion as he is still relying on tugging on the heart strings of people, as he wrote a note addressing the allegations made against him.
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Dear India,media @SonyPictures , @nehabhasin4u was all of 21, @ShwetaPandit7 was 15 when he tried kissing her,his family doctors daughter was 14 when he unzipped, countless other women shared their @IndiaMeToo stories about Anu Malik,including Danice D’Souza, #IndianIdol Producer https://t.co/D96ejmTjJ3
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) October 31, 2019
The #MeToo movement that hit us like a storm last year as actress Tanushree Dutta headlined the movement in the country and urged women to not hold back in taking the names of sexual predators that had made their lives miserable. The laundry list of men mentioned in this movement also had the name of music composer and singer Anu Malik he wasn’t just accused by several reputed singers in the fraternity, but also called out publicly. From Neha Bhasin to Shweta Pandit to Sona Mohapatra, women came to the fore reiterating traumatising instances from the past that pointed fingers at Anu Malik’s intentions and his horrifying transgressions over the years.
Of course, at first the nation was in shock while Anu Malik was conveniently in denial. From sentencing himself to a self-inflicted social exile that honestly didn’t mean jackshit, he was gone for all of two minutes, laid off from Indian Idol as a judge only to make a grand comeback. Although we have to admit, with the kind of rage and accusations to his name, he was received with more hate than love, and honestly he should’ve seen it coming. But seems like he isn’t giving up on insinuating his innocence anytime soon, as he penned down a joke of a note on social media, writing about how hurt he is. Oh okay then.
— Anu Malik (@The_AnuMalik) November 14, 2019
He wrote, “It has been over a year that I have been accused of something that I haven’t done. I have been silent all this while as I was waiting for the truth to surface on its own. But I realize that my silence on the matter has been misconstrued as my weakness. Ever since the false and unverified allegations were levelled against me, it has not only ruined my reputation, but affected me and my family’s mental health, left us traumatised, and tarnished my career. I feel helpless, like I am being cornered and suffocated. It’s disgraceful that at this age, at this stage in my life I have to watch the most slanderous words and horrifying incidents being associated with my name.”
He further wrote, “Why wasn’t this spoken about before? Why do these allegations resurface only when I am back on television, which is currently my only source of livelihood? Being a father of two daughters, I can’t imagine committing the acts that I am accused of, let alone do it. Fighting a battle on social media is an endless process, at the end of which nobody wins. If this keeps on continuing, I will have no option but to knock on the doors of the courts to safeguard myself. I would like to thank my well-wishers who have been with me and my family through this dark phase. I don’t know how much more slander and dirt my family and I can take. The show must go on. But behind this happy face, I’m in pain. I’m in a dark space. And justice is all I want.”
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) October 31, 2019
And not to sound like sadists, but those are the exact reasons why we didn’t expect for a father of two girls to violate someone else’s daughter. The fact that every accused or person in support of them is asked why they didn’t come forward before doesn’t absolve you of the responsibility you have – that of being decent. But to help you, justice is all we want too, Anu Malik and we hope to god it is served, and that every single person accused in this movement is given a fair trial.
Anu Malik finally wrote back to all of us last evening. My response to him, next to his letter. 👇🏾
In case mine is too long to read, have also attached a shorter, crisper one, one amongst many on my timeline. Thank you @KallolDatta for saying it better #India @IndiaMeToo pic.twitter.com/NNeW59fLPs
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) November 15, 2019
Singer Sona Mohapatra, once again not backing down at giving it back took to Twitter to issue a resounding reply to Anu Malik as she wrote, “Unverified’ allegations you say? These are multiple testimonies of independent sane women speaking coherently & they have a common thread & story. What about the ‘mental health’ of all these people who have gone through this traumatic experience because of you? Did you care about them over these years? What about the mental health of the good India & all the victims & their families when they see you flaunting yourself on TV? Rubbing it in? Your free pass in society?”
She then continued to write, ” You could always take a break, go to a sex-rehab or counselling or somewhere to reflect on how to behave better. Ask your kids to do a hard days job & earn a salary. They are adults. I started working at 22. Do whatever it takes. Stay away from the public eye? Show some remorse? Say sorry? If you did, this would not have happened. There you go! You answered your own question.”
Clearly, no amount of tears or emotional blackmail will help you get off the charges made against you, and maybe you should’ve thought of this before you threw yourself at those young women, than throwing at us your pitiful sob stories now. Thanks but no thanks, we are in no mood to buy it.