New Delhi: Arunabh Kumar, founder of the popular digital entertainment network – “The Viral Fever” (TVF) has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.
A former employee of TVF has alleged that the CEO and Founder of the company Arunabh Kumar molested her several times during her two-year stint at the firm.
In an anonymous blog titled ‘The Indian Uber – That is TVF’, the woman who goes by the name ‘Indian Fowler’ has detailed the several alleged instances of molestation by the executive.
Within 21 days of her tenure in TVF, the girl noticed his conversations heading to a place she didn’t want to go. She has alleged that Arunabh started forcing himself onto her and that she was molested right from the time pitcher came out till Trippling got over.
The woman alleges that even a threat of a police complaint didn’t stop the executive. “And I told him I will go to the police. He says ‘police to meri pocket me hai (Police is in my pocket)’, she claims. She allegedly told her bosses about the molestation but instead of taking action, they reportedly told her to ‘walk out’. Some even said ‘hota hai (it happens)’, she claimed.
Soon after the post went viral, two women have come forward backing her claim and said they faced a similar experience at the firm.
On the other hand, TVF has rejected all allegations by her in a statement.
In a comment on the blog, The Viral Fever posted their official response to the woman’s allegations calling them ‘defamatory and ludicrous’. “All the allegations made against TVF and its team in the article is categorically false, baseless and unverified.
Notably, Arunabh Kumar, an IIT graduate, founded The Viral Fever in 2011. The YouTube channel (now also an app) is popular for its satirical web series and has over 2 million subscribers on YouTube.