Sometime back, a lot many things were being said with respect to the #MeToo movement. We saw that some of the biggest names were dragged in the same. It was shocking and heartbreaking at the same time. Indeed, this movement occurred in a considerable magnitude and seems that the flames of the movement are somewhat alive, till now. How, you ask? Well, an accuser who continues to be unnamed claimed that Bollywood’s Khiladi, Akshay Kumar gave money to victims, as well as the media houses in order to revoke the #MeToo allegations concerning him. Here’s the whole thing. As per a media report, a Twitter handle which operates with the name of IndiaExplained has posted a screen-shot of a WhatsApp conversation.
It is clear from the chat that the person (who is yet to be named) mentioned the rumors of the Padman star giving money to the victims and media houses.
Have a read at the text sent by the unnamed person:
“Rumours are rife that Akshay Kumar has paid a bunch of people and at least 3 newspapers to quash stories about his me too episodes. Everybody in the media in Bombay seems to know. Sad, nobody naming him. Heard that he may have paid off the victim too. Times is where he first used his money to quash the story.”
The anonymous person further mentioned:
“I heard from a friend who is close to many directors and actors in Bollywood”.
Take a look at the Tweet:
Hey Indian media, here’s a lead for you to follow up. This has been common knowledge in Bombay for a long time. I will say this: the source is 100% credible. So much for Akshay Kumar being an effing feminist, notwithstanding what his wife’s social media team says pic.twitter.com/gaMpROlAk3
— IndiaExplained (@IndiaExplained) December 9, 2018
However, it seems that smart as ever; Twitterati weren’t convinced with all this. They questioned the authenticity of the source, as few users raised questions with respect to the same. Take a look at what they had to say:
The problem with this tweet is not that your source isn’t credible or that he /she is anonymous, but that there is a chain of credibility involved. IMHO these kind of accusations should only be made public if the person in the know directly communicates with you.
— Rahul (@notself) December 9, 2018
Well, I would advice that you should verify the claims first before going public. Secondly it’s up to the victim to call him out. So, he can technically sue you for defamation.
— Narayan Subhash Loke (@Narayan_Loke) December 10, 2018
Well, we must say that this is a rather serious accusation. We cannot deny the fact that often the name of Bollywood celebs is dragged in controversies for unnecessary reasons. So, is this accusation one of those cheap tricks? What do you think?