Dear Rakhi Sawant, You’ve Gone Too Far with Your #SheToo Drama

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Dear Rakhi Sawant, You’ve Gone Too Far with Your #SheToo Drama

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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f you thought the #MeToo movement, exactly one month after being spurred on by Tanushree Dutta’s allegation of sexual harassment against fellow actor Nana Patekar, was in danger of losing steam, think again. Yesterday, actor and social media personality Rakhi Sawant held an explosive press conference, accusing Dutta of drugging and raping her 12 years ago.

In a video released of the conference, Sawant sits with her head covered, and describes how Dutta used to be her friend, before she plied her with weed at a rave party and raped her. She insists that Dutta is actually a man – presumably suggesting that she is transgender – and a lesbian, bringing up the Supreme Court’s Sec 377 decision. Sawant first claims that she never wanted to tell this story, but that she has been left with no choice as #MeToo is an infiltrating American movement of which Dutta is an agent.

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