MeToo India: Varun Grover pens an open letter, denies sexual allegations levelled at him

Varun Grover writes an open letter to deny sexual allegations charged at him. He expressed his willingness for interrogation

Varun Grover MeToo India: Varun Grover pens an open letter, denies sexual allegations levelled at him Source : Press

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Varun Grover has cleared his stand on the sexual harassment allegations made over him by fellow student of IT-BHU, Varanasi of 2001 batch. The writer has denied his involvement in any such incidents and called it defamatory.

In an open letter, Varun Grover denied the allegations and mentioned that there were only 36 women studying with him in the university, and when enquired about the incident, all the 36 women denied any such incident taking place ever.

He wrote, "In the macro perspective, the wave is bigger and way more important than my isolated small case. Centuries of patriarchy and oppression have created a system that cannot be taken down through polite means."

"I also understand that men have, throughout history, paid very little price even when found guilty while women have constantly suffered even by the faintest of rumours made on their character. A few factually inconsistent cases like mine won't matter in the larger success of the movement," he added.

Moreover, he stated that the allegations have had a major effect on him as it has affected his "ability to take a social stand on every injustice I want to speak about."

Furthermore, the writer expressed his willingness to undergo investigations and prove his stance on the issue. He said, "No account should be stopped from being published because of its anonymity - but once fact-based counter-claims are made by the accused, the movement as a collective can perhaps make space for the intent to verify them."