Singer Shweta Pandit has accused Anu Malik of sexual harassment, after Sona Mahapatra.
Amidst the allegations made, Malik’s lawyer issued a statement.
Shweta Pandit alleged composer for asking to kiss him, subsequently, she called him a paedophile and sexual predator.
Now as per media reports, Anu Malik’s lawyer has released a statement and denied all the claims on the singer as false and baseless.
The statement reads:
“The allegations made against my client are emphatically denied as completely false and baseless.
My client respects the #MeToo movement but to use this movement to start a character assassination mission is obnoxious”.
The incident Shweta mentioned on Twitter took place in Empire studio in Andheri during 2001 and when she was just 15 years old.
As per her, she got a call from Malik’s manager and was asked to visit Empire studio.
She quoted, “He was recording a group song with Sunidhi and Shaan for the film Awara Pagal Deewana when my mother and I walked in the monitor room.
He told me to wait in the small cabin inside where singers sang at Empire studio.
It was just him and me there” and further Malik asked her to sing few lines for voice to which she agreed and sang.
Shweta further added, “I sang it well so he said, ‘I’ll give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan but first give me a kiss now’.
He then smiled, what I’d recall the evilest grin I’ve seen. I went numb and pale in the face. I was only 15 years old then, still in school.”
An investigation is believed to be on-going and further updates are expected to follow.