In a rather shocking turn of events, veteran actor and superstar of the 1960’s Jeetendra, has been accused of sexual assault by his cousin. The lady has withheld her name for personal reasons. She claims she had just turned 18 while Jeetedra was 28 back in January 1971.
Inspired by the social media campaign #MeToo started against American producer Harwey Weinstein by several Hollywood actors. The campaign became a nationwide rage with many known and common people admitting to have been sexually assaulted.
The cousin took after the same campaign #metoo and waited until both her parents passed away, in order to respect their sentiments. In her email to the Director General of Police, Himachal Pradesh, the victim has mentioned the actor sought her father’s permission to allow her to travel from New Delhi to Shimla for a film’s shoot.
In an inebriated state, the accused, Jeetendra, apparently joined the two single beds and sexually abused her. The victim has come out in the open to seek justice after the traumatic suffering of almost 5 decades.
However, the actor’s lawyer Rizwas Siddiquee has rubbished the claim, saying:
May justice prevail and the innocent party come out with dignity and honor.