#MeToo: Tanushree Dutta Files Defamation Case For 10 Crores On Rakhi Sawant

| October 22 , 2018 , 18:00 IST

Tanushree Dutta who had initiated the #MeToo movement in Bollywood filed a defamation case of Rs. 10 crores on actor Rakhi Sawant on Monday.

Tanushree accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of 'Horn Ok Pleassss' in 2008. She alleged that the actor had come too close to her for comfort during the filming of a special number and had forcefully tried to insert intimate steps into the choreography.

She was replaced by Rakhi Sawant in an item number which featured in the film alongside Nana Patekar. Rakhi had attacked Tanushree and said that she was trying to gain publicity and called her a liar.

In an interview with a news channel, Rakhi remarked, "These are fake allegations on Nana Patekar ji and Ganesh Achar. Tanushree Dutta has gone mad. She was in a coma for 10 years. She has just woken up after a coma of 10 years. I don't like saying such things about a woman. I respect women. But this Tanushree Dutta who has returned from America after 10 years is vomiting such things, because she has exhausted all the money from her bank account and has no work, has nothing and is blaming Nana Patekar ji."

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"She is talking about the past, which has nothing to do with the incident. Nothing of this sort ever happened. If something like this would have happened...have you seen my song with Nana Patekar...he did not even touch me a little," added Rakhi.

Reportedly, Tanushree's advocate Nitin Satpute told a leading channel, "We have filed a criminal and civil defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for maligning my client's character and image."

He also informed that if she failed to reply, Rakhi would be punished for two years.