Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan who was accused of sexually harassing multiple women has been suspended for a year by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), it was announced on Wednesday. Following the PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) Investigation Closure Report of December 7, 2018 - IFTDA - following the Internal Complaints Committee’s (ICC) recommendation, has suspended Sajid’s membership for a period of one year with immediate effect. A copy of the letter was sent to Sajid on Tuesday evening. His membership will be reviewed after a year.
Shrabani Deodhar, a filmmaker and IFTDA member, said in a statement: “IFTDA’s ICC had marathon meetings and have come to the conclusion of cancelling Sajid Khan’s membership for one year, which will be revived after the completion of that period.”
Saloni Chopra, Rachel White, Simran Suri and journalist Karishma Upadhyay, were among those who accused Sajid Khan of inappropriate behaviour.
Advocate Mrunalini Deshmukh said: “We cannot recommend that someone’s right to livelihood be snatched away for life. It was not a legal trial and neither were we led by evidence or witnesses like it is in the court of law. This was a redressal committee set up by the association of directors. (IANS)
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