Character Artist Sunitha storngly criticised film critic Kathi Mahesh alleging that the latter harrashed her sexually.
"He invited Me to his house. When I went there, he asked Me whether I would offer commitment. I told him that I won't offer commitment to some X & Y. He then shut the door, beaten Me and resorted to sexual assault. Thereafter, He offered Me Rs 500 was offered for Bus Ticket. I have evidence to prove my allegations," Sunitha said in a TV debate.
Mahesh Kathi has condemned these allegations and issued a press release.
"I consider women invaluable.I respect them and behave very friendly with them in life. If I love them, I tell them. If I desire them, I respectfully express it to them directly. If they say NO, I take it as NO and continue with my respectful friendship with them. My morality is my personal choice. That is the virtue that I follow in my life.
Accusations on me are a part of conspiracy. It has nothing to do with the ongoing discussions on casting cauch in TFI.Report of sexual violence has no basis what so ever. In order to prove it, I am filing a defamation suit worth 50 Lakhs on the woman accusing me of it.
I need not explain my stand to women in my life, friends and Individuals who know me. However, I felt it is necessary to put out a public statement to avoid unnecessary speculations on the issue," he said.