Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha recently spoke out about the #MeToo movement, stating that though it’s a good thing that women are speaking up, it seems there is no regard for anyone’s career or reputation.
“What happened to innocent until proven guilty? I am all for the MeToo movement, never in my 40-year career have I misbehaved with any woman. I treat every lady with utmost respect. Having said that, I think this MeToo campaign is being blown out of all proportion,” Mumbai Mirror reports the actor stating.
He went on to add, “While the cause was definitely noble and praiseworthy, it has now become a free-for-all. Anyone can name and shame anyone. Reputations and jobs are being lost through a trial by media. To all the women who are aggrieved I say, please go to court and make sure the wrongdoers are punished.”
When asked about those who have stepped down from working with those accused, Sinha answered, “This hypocrisy I can’t understand. They have no problem working with Sanjay Dutt who has been convicted. But they want to blacklist people whose guilt is yet to be proven. Just to look like heroes of the MeToo movement.”
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