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  • <p>Actor-producer Vijay Babu was booked for an alleged sexual assault of a female actor, and as per the reports, the accused is on the run. As the news broke, Vijay Babu disclosed the identity of the complainant via a Facebook live and the survivor’s post on the account of the ordeal she faced has left the entertainment industry and the public shocked. The recent incident has not only made headlines but also sparked conversations on the shady side of the entertainment industry, casting couch, the need to take stringent and immediate actions on such an ordeal, as well as the measures to prevent it. Though there have been heated discussions ever since Vijay Babu’s name popped up, this is not the first time an actor or film personnel from the Malayalam movie industry is getting accused of alleged sexual assault. Here’s a list of celebrities from Malayalam movie industry who were under the scanner for alleged sexual assault.</p><p> (Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Dileep to Vijay Babu, Malayalam celebs who were accused of alleged sexual assault

    Actor-producer Vijay Babu was booked for an alleged sexual assault of a female actor, and as per the reports, the accused is on the run. As the news broke, Vijay Babu disclosed the identity of the complainant via a Facebook live and the survivor’s post on the account of the ordeal she faced has left the entertainment industry and the public shocked. The recent incident has not only made headlines but also sparked conversations on the shady side of the entertainment industry, casting couch, the need to take stringent and immediate actions on such an ordeal, as well as the measures to prevent it. Though there have been heated discussions ever since Vijay Babu’s name popped up, this is not the first time an actor or film personnel from the Malayalam movie industry is getting accused of alleged sexual assault. Here’s a list of celebrities from Malayalam movie industry who were under the scanner for alleged sexual assault.

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  • <p>Popular Malayalam actor-producer Dileep is the eighth accused in the 2017 actor abduction and assault case. A popular actress was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted in a movie car near Kochi for two hours on February 17, 2017, by a gang of men and it was videotaped by the molesters. And Dileep is accused of masterminding the crime. Following the ordeal, Dileep was arrested on July 10 and lodged in the Aluva sub-jail for 85 days. Recently, the survivor actor broke the silence, spoke in public, and in her note shared, “To see justice prevail, to get wrongdoers punished, and to ensure no one else goes through such an ordeal again, I shall continue this journey. For all those who are standing with me – a heartfelt thank you for your love.” The case is ongoing. The case has grabbed the attention of the world. </p><p>(Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Dileep

    Popular Malayalam actor-producer Dileep is the eighth accused in the 2017 actor abduction and assault case. A popular actress was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted in a movie car near Kochi for two hours on February 17, 2017, by a gang of men and it was videotaped by the molesters. And Dileep is accused of masterminding the crime. Following the ordeal, Dileep was arrested on July 10 and lodged in the Aluva sub-jail for 85 days. Recently, the survivor actor broke the silence, spoke in public, and in her note shared, “To see justice prevail, to get wrongdoers punished, and to ensure no one else goes through such an ordeal again, I shall continue this journey. For all those who are standing with me – a heartfelt thank you for your love.” The case is ongoing. The case has grabbed the attention of the world.

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  • <p>Debutant Malayalam filmmaker Liju Krishna was arrested in March 2022 from the sets of ‘Padavettu’, for alleged sexual abuse, after a complaint was filed by a woman, who was part of the film’s crew. As per the reports, Liju Krishna confessed to the crime during the preliminary interrogation. The survivor detailed the physical, mental and professional torture she faced from the filmmaker and also alleged that she was pregnant and was forced to undergo an abortion.</p><p>(Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Liju Krishna

    Debutant Malayalam filmmaker Liju Krishna was arrested in March 2022 from the sets of ‘Padavettu’, for alleged sexual abuse, after a complaint was filed by a woman, who was part of the film’s crew. As per the reports, Liju Krishna confessed to the crime during the preliminary interrogation. The survivor detailed the physical, mental and professional torture she faced from the filmmaker and also alleged that she was pregnant and was forced to undergo an abortion.

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  • <p>In October 2018, when the #MeToo movement was gaining momentum, actor Divya Gopinath alleged that she had faced sexual harassment from her ‘Aabhasam’ co-star Alencier Ley Lopez. From making sexually explicit conversations to forcibly entering her room drunk, and even getting into her bed while she was sleeping, Divya Gopinath made shocking revelations about the degree of sexual harassment she faced from the actor. She asked for a public apology from the actor via Kochi Times, and the accused Alencier issued an apology note through our publication. “I am not a saint. I am a human being and like everyone else, I too make mistakes. The only way out is to empathise with those who were hurt, accept the mistake and repent my deed. I have also taken my wife and children into confidence about this,” Alencier told Kochi Times.</p><p><a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/i-apologise-to-divya-and-all-colleagues-who-were-hurt-by-my-behaviour-alencier/articleshow/68062426.cms”>I apologise to Divya and all colleagues who were hurt by my behaviour: Alencier</a><br /></p><p> (Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Alencier Ley Lopez

    In October 2018, when the #MeToo movement was gaining momentum, actor Divya Gopinath alleged that she had faced sexual harassment from her ‘Aabhasam’ co-star Alencier Ley Lopez. From making sexually explicit conversations to forcibly entering her room drunk, and even getting into her bed while she was sleeping, Divya Gopinath made shocking revelations about the degree of sexual harassment she faced from the actor. She asked for a public apology from the actor via Kochi Times, and the accused Alencier issued an apology note through our publication. “I am not a saint. I am a human being and like everyone else, I too make mistakes. The only way out is to empathise with those who were hurt, accept the mistake and repent my deed. I have also taken my wife and children into confidence about this,” Alencier told Kochi Times.

    I apologise to Divya and all colleagues who were hurt by my behaviour: Alencier

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  • <p>Actor-politician Mukesh was accused of alleged sexual misconduct in 2018, while the #MeToo movement was gaining traction. Bollywood casting director Tess Joseph tweeted about the incident she had to face 20 years ago when she was working with the regional version of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, for which Mukesh was the host. “I was 20 years old quiz directing #koteeswaran when the mallu host #mukeshkumar called my room multiple times and then changed my room to beside his on the next sch. My then boss @derekobrienmp spoke to me for an hour & got me out on the next flight. 19 yrs on thank you Derek,” Tess Joseph tweeted. She also shared that she was the only woman in the whole crew, and one night when the calls were never-ending, she had to stay in her colleague’s room. However, Mukesh refuted the allegations and shared that he does not remember the woman who raised the allegation.</p><p>(Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Mukesh

    Actor-politician Mukesh was accused of alleged sexual misconduct in 2018, while the #MeToo movement was gaining traction. Bollywood casting director Tess Joseph tweeted about the incident she had to face 20 years ago when she was working with the regional version of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, for which Mukesh was the host. “I was 20 years old quiz directing #koteeswaran when the mallu host #mukeshkumar called my room multiple times and then changed my room to beside his on the next sch. My then boss @derekobrienmp spoke to me for an hour & got me out on the next flight. 19 yrs on thank you Derek,” Tess Joseph tweeted. She also shared that she was the only woman in the whole crew, and one night when the calls were never-ending, she had to stay in her colleague’s room. However, Mukesh refuted the allegations and shared that he does not remember the woman who raised the allegation.

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  • <p>In 2018, music director Gopi Sundar was accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous female singer. According to the female singer, Gopi Sundar had once approached her when she was a teenager to work in a film, however, he was quick to divert the conversation to a sexual context. From telling the woman he was masturbating on an occasion to asking her if she had watched adult movies, and whether she was a virgin to asking for oral sex, there were several allegations against Gopi Sundar.</p><p>(Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Gopi Sundar

    In 2018, music director Gopi Sundar was accused of sexual harassment by an anonymous female singer. According to the female singer, Gopi Sundar had once approached her when she was a teenager to work in a film, however, he was quick to divert the conversation to a sexual context. From telling the woman he was masturbating on an occasion to asking her if she had watched adult movies, and whether she was a virgin to asking for oral sex, there were several allegations against Gopi Sundar.

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  • <p>In 2020, a young Malayalam actress had levelled a sexual harassment charge against filmmaker and Kerala Chalachithra Academy Chairman Kamal. The victim send Kamal a legal notice in April 2019, alleging that she was sexually assaulted promising her a role in his film. Reportedly according to the actress, she was sexually abused during the filming of ‘Aami’, the director also abused her in his official residence and another flat. Speaking to Kochi Times, Kamal said that the allegation was “a planned propaganda” against him by the TV channel that aired the news.</p><p><a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/this-is-a-baseless-allegation-to-spoil-my-name-kamal/articleshow/75381436.cms”>This is a baseless allegation to spoil my name: Kamal</a><br /></p><p>(Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Director Kamal

    In 2020, a young Malayalam actress had levelled a sexual harassment charge against filmmaker and Kerala Chalachithra Academy Chairman Kamal. The victim send Kamal a legal notice in April 2019, alleging that she was sexually assaulted promising her a role in his film. Reportedly according to the actress, she was sexually abused during the filming of ‘Aami’, the director also abused her in his official residence and another flat. Speaking to Kochi Times, Kamal said that the allegation was “a planned propaganda” against him by the TV channel that aired the news.

    This is a baseless allegation to spoil my name: Kamal

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  • <p>Popular actor Siddique was accused of #MeToo allegations. In 2019, Revathy Sampath, via her socially media handle revealed about a casting couch incident she faced in 2016. According to her, Siddique had contacted her via Facebook in 2016 offering her a role in a movie and also asked her to come to a movie screening, for which she went with her parents. “Post lunch, he spoke to me in the garden for a few minutes. That is when he said, ‘You have to be ready for certain “adjustments” with me. Without that, it wouldn’t be possible to be a part of films.’ At first, I did not understand what he meant and as the conversation progressed, when he hinted about liking girls with long fingers, it became clear this is what he is hinting at,” Revathy told Kochi Times. Siddique denied the allegations.</p><p> (Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Siddique

    Popular actor Siddique was accused of #MeToo allegations. In 2019, Revathy Sampath, via her socially media handle revealed about a casting couch incident she faced in 2016. According to her, Siddique had contacted her via Facebook in 2016 offering her a role in a movie and also asked her to come to a movie screening, for which she went with her parents. “Post lunch, he spoke to me in the garden for a few minutes. That is when he said, ‘You have to be ready for certain “adjustments” with me. Without that, it wouldn’t be possible to be a part of films.’ At first, I did not understand what he meant and as the conversation progressed, when he hinted about liking girls with long fingers, it became clear this is what he is hinting at,” Revathy told Kochi Times. Siddique denied the allegations.

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  • <p>Actor-producer Vijay Babu is booked for sexual assault of a female actor. As per the latest reports, Vijay Babu is absconding from the police, and is also likely to move for an anticipatory bail plea in the next few days. According to the victim, Vijay Babu gained her trust, and sexually assaulted her for over a month by intoxicating her. “He behaved like my saviour for my personal and professional problems but under the guise has sexually exploited me. His modus operandi was pulling me into the trap with the role of a saviour cum friend cum lover, thereafter intoxicating me and sexually abusing me. Whenever I was conscious, I denied consent for engaging in sex. But for him it was never an issue and disregarding my protest he has raped me several times during the past 1 ½ months. He intoxicated me with alcohol and always used to force me to take happy pills but I denied. When I was incapable of saying yes or no consciously, he used my body as a tool for his pleasure. He has forced himself on me and even forced me into oral sex in a car against my will. I was in a state of shock, incapable to talk or respond,” the victim said in her note. Vijay Babu also went on to disclose her identity on Facebook live, and thereby victim-shaming her. 2 cases have been filed against Vijay Babu for allegedly raping an actor and revealing her name on Facebook.</p><p><a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/sexual-assault-case-accused-vijay-babu-names-the-survivor-claims-he-is-the-victim/articleshow/91118293.cms”>Sexual assault case accused Vijay Babu names the survivor, claims he is the ‘victim’</a><br /></p><p>(Pic courtesy: Facebook)</p>

    ​Vijay Babu

    Actor-producer Vijay Babu is booked for sexual assault of a female actor. As per the latest reports, Vijay Babu is absconding from the police, and is also likely to move for an anticipatory bail plea in the next few days. According to the victim, Vijay Babu gained her trust, and sexually assaulted her for over a month by intoxicating her. “He behaved like my saviour for my personal and professional problems but under the guise has sexually exploited me. His modus operandi was pulling me into the trap with the role of a saviour cum friend cum lover, thereafter intoxicating me and sexually abusing me. Whenever I was conscious, I denied consent for engaging in sex. But for him it was never an issue and disregarding my protest he has raped me several times during the past 1 ½ months. He intoxicated me with alcohol and always used to force me to take happy pills but I denied. When I was incapable of saying yes or no consciously, he used my body as a tool for his pleasure. He has forced himself on me and even forced me into oral sex in a car against my will. I was in a state of shock, incapable to talk or respond,” the victim said in her note. Vijay Babu also went on to disclose her identity on Facebook live, and thereby victim-shaming her. 2 cases have been filed against Vijay Babu for allegedly raping an actor and revealing her name on Facebook.

    Sexual assault case accused Vijay Babu names the survivor, claims he is the ‘victim’

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