Female employee of Odia TV channel alleges sexual harassment


Bhubaneswar: A woman employee of a private Odia television channel brought allegations of sexual harassment against some senior executives.

The victim lodged an FIR with the Mahila Police Station of Bhubaneswar against six senior executives of the company including the channel head and news head.

In her FIR, the complainant accused the channel head of sexually harassing her and said five others were intimidating. She alleged that the chief executive officer (CEO) of the channel located in Mancheswar Industrial Estate had made sexual advances several times by promising to make her anchor in the news channel.

She said the CEO threatened to sack her from the job after she did not agree with the proposal. Similarly, the executives teamed up against her to remove her from the job, she added.

On the other hand, the channel authorities rubbished the allegations. The channel sources said the woman employee brought the allegations after she was served termination notice.

Terming her allegations false and baseless, the channel authorities said the woman filed the complaint the next day she was served with the notice.

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