- Anurag Kashyap’s lawyer issues statement claiming Payal Ghosh is lying
- Anurag Kashyap was not in India in August 2013
- Payal Ghosh has accused Kashyap of raping her in August 2013
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s lawyer has issued a statement on behalf of the accused after he was questioned by Mumbai Police for 8 hours on the 1st of October (Thursday). The statement claims that all the allegations against his client Anurag Kashyap are false and baseless.
The lawyer says that at the time, when the said incident took place, according to the actress Payal Ghosh, Anurag Kashyap was not even in India for the entire month. He was in Sri Lanka for the shooting of his film. The actor has submitted all the necessary documents for the same to the police officials who are investigating the case.
On Thursday, Anurag Kashyap was summoned by Versova police for questioning. He reached the police station at 10 am and left at 6 pm in the evening.
The cops are further investigating the case.
The statement from Priyanka Khimani, Anurag Kashyap’s Lawyer, read, “In an FIR registered with the Versova Police Station, the actress has alleged that in August 2013, my client, Anurag Kashyap, called her to his house and sexually harassed her. My client presented himself for questioning before the investigating authority on October 1, 2020.
“Anurag Kashyap has denied all wrongdoing in the matter and has provided his statement to the police. The material provided by Kashyap, in support of his statement, demonstrates that the complaint of the actress is an outright lie.
“Kashyap has provided documentary proof of the fact that throughout August, 2013 he was away in Sri Lanka in connection with the shooting of one of his films. Kashyap has categorically denied that any such alleged incident ever took place and has also denied all allegations levelled against him.”
The statement also read, “These sudden, belated allegations of an alleged incident of August, 2013 have been widely publicised by the Complainant for the purpose of vilifying Anurag Kashyap, irrespective of the outcome of the judicial process. Anurag Kashyap is confident that the falsity of the complaint has been exposed, not only by the evidence presented by Kashyap, but also the ever-shifting version of events put forth by the complainant in the media.
“Anurag Kashyap is apprehensive that now that the falsity of her allegations in the FIR have been established, she will alter her version of events in the investigative process as well.”
In the statement, lawyer Priyanka Khimani added, “Anurag Kashyap is distressed with the false and reckless allegations made against him that have caused pain to him, his family and his fans. Anurag Kashyap intends to vigorously pursue the legal remedies available to him.”
The statement added, “Anurag Kashyap vehemently denies any such incident, as has been alleged, and has sought for severe action against the complainant for misusing the criminal justice system and for hijacking the Me Too Movement for her ulterior motives. Anurag Kashyap is confident that justice will prevail.”
Recently, the actress filed the case against Anurag Kashyap accusing him of sexual assault in August 2013. She had first spoken on Twitter about the case and then released a video.
Anurag Kashyap was questioned by the Police officers at the Versova Police Station on Thursday for 8 hours. The director’s lawyer was with him at the police station when he arrived to answer the police’s questions.