Anu Malik ‘taking a break’ from Indian Idol post sexual harassment allegations

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Earlier, Shweta Pandit and Sona Mohapatra accused Anu Malik of sexual harassment but the music composer denied all the allegations. She was offered to join the show as a wildcard contestant but she refused an offer as Anu Malik had sexually harassed her seven years ago.

On whether he was specifically asked to resign, the composer said, "They have not asked me to step down".

As reported by PinkVilla, Anu Malik has been asked to vacant the seat of co-judge. Ever since the allegations were made on Malik, the channel had been discussing the whole matter and now came to the conclusion of dropping him till the matter is further investigated. An official announcement will be made soon, as per the reports.

Malik also shared a statement saying he is taking a break from the show.

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Another survivor who is an aspiring singer said that Anu Malik approached her to participate in Indian Idol 10.

Meanwhile, Danica D'Souza, based out of NY, has told mid-day that she knew of at least two women who had similar experiences with Anu Malik when she was assistant producer with FreemantleMedia India on Indian Idol 5. As per PinkVilla, Danica D'Souza, who is now in NY, has narrated the ordeal exposing dirty side of Anu Malik.

As women are telling their sexual harassment stories all around India, the #MeToo movement has brought many shocking stories in the limelight. "I referred to this man as 'Anu uncle.' He knew my entire family for decades and knew us as a respected gharana of musicians", said Pandit, who is the grandniece of veteran classical singer Pandit Jasraj. Her colleague narrated that how the singer tried to touch her thighs. Danica also added that a lot of them in a team, knows about Malik's indecency but remain silent.

While recounting the incident, the survivor told Mid-Day, "He simply unzipped his trousers and asked me to lick him!"

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