#MeToo: Popular Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu, actor Radha Ravi accused of sexual harrasment

Radha Ravi allegedly hugged and kissed the victim, and asked her to meet him alone.

Published: 09th October 2018 02:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2018 03:40 PM   |  A+A-

Collage: Lyricist Vairamuthu and Actor Radha Ravi

By Online Desk

While the MeToo movement goes on in India, three anonymous women have accused Vairamuthu, a popular lyricist in Tamil Cinema, of sexual harassment, while another woman accused veteran actor Radha Ravi. 

Two female singers spoke of their instances where they were invited to Vairamuthu's house-cum-office. Both were 18 years old when they were harassed by him. While one of the women said that he hugged and kissed her, the other shared that he closed the room and touched her.

Journalist Sandhya Menon tweeted the victims accounts on their behalf.

One of the singers also said that she has not told her husband, as he might stop her for continuing her career.

Singer Chinmayi has tweeted another write up on behalf of a third accuser. The victim spoke about the Vairamuthu hostel, where the lyricist has "gone to various extents" with the girls there.

On Wednesday, lyricist Vairamuthu rubbished the allegations against him saying time will explain the truth. He took to Twitter to say that it has now become a trend to spread false allegations against well-known persons.

"I consider this to be one of the many insults that I've been facing of late. Time will explain the truth," he wrote.

Responding to his tweet, singer Chinmayi called him a 'liar' on Twitter. 

On the other hand, an employee from Behindwoods, has tweeted an anonymous message from a victim who was harassed by Radha Ravi. The actor allegedly hugged and kissed her, and told her to meet him alone after finishing her work.

Both celebrities are known to have political connections as mentioned by the victims. 

ALSO READ |  #MeToo: Music composer Gopi Sundar accused of sexual harassment

The MeToo movement in India has been going on for a week, and it began with the accusation of Comedian Utsav Chakraborty.

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  • Naaz

    It's high time someone came out and spoke about the horrible things Vairamuthu has done. I've been there. I've gone through it. I only didn't have the guts to speak out about a man so popular. Seeing all this today makes me feel guilty. I could have may be saved a few girls from going through his shit.
    1 year ago reply
  • Raagasudha

    Now Kamala hasan is shivering. His cupboard has thousands of skeletons. The main reason for him joining politics is to same himself from #metoo movement
    1 year ago reply
  • lnarasimhamurthy

    Vairamurhu like a proverbial king seems to be protesting too much.He just says that truth will come out .has he denied the allegation and charges of molestations against him levelled by three women?these so called Dravidian icons lead a "double faced life"one for the gullible public and the other one for themselves with full of vices and secrecy .Vairamuthu surely truth will catch up with you soon
    1 year ago reply
  • Mani Seshadri

    Why Mr. M.J. Akbar does not challenge the woman (or women) who have accused him of sexual harassment if they are lying.The least he could do is to step down from his office and challenge them to prove their allegations. If he is cleared he could resume to function as a Minister. Don't know why the PM does not ask Akbar to do that until the air is cleared.
    1 year ago reply
  • pdamarnath

    You can not expect anything better from those who are in kodambakk culture added by tasmac.
    1 year ago reply
  • tmranganathan

    these tamil barbarians must be hauled before state women commission and thrashed.many such predators like tamil cinema directors
    1 year ago reply
  • r.mohan

    Most of the people who preach about social reforms on stages are wearing masks and even when they are unmasked they do not repent. Instead
    1 year ago reply
  • RAJARAMAN

    Vairamuth should taste treatment of Puzhal for a month.
    1 year ago reply
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