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Sexual-Misconduct Allegations Against Vairamuthu Shook Kollywood | #MeToo

Hundreds confide their stories of abuse worldwide through the campaign #MeToo. It has reached India also. The hashtag #MeToo started trending on social media. Many powerful men are facing sexual harassment allegations. Celebrities, CEOs, Journalists, Writers and many others have been the subject of sexual harassment, or assault allegations. An enormous number of alleged sexual assault victims are sharing their stories, few publicly and many anonymously. More survivors are coming forward every day.

Journalist Sandhya Menon shared a screenshot of an anonymous allegation made against the lyricist Vairamuthu. This shook the audience. Unable to believe. But soon multiple women came up speaking out against Vairamuthu. Vairamuthu is one of the most celebrated lyricist in Kollywood history and also holder of over 20 awards including seven National Awards!

National Award winner singer Chinmayi Sripaada has been the vocal and the lone soldier from the industry who was been supporting/spreading the stories of sexual assault survivors/victims till actor-producer Sidharth, Samantha Akkineni and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar came forward in support of #MeToo moment today (tweets embedded below). Chinmayi’s tweets has been shared more than 5,000 times.

Then came the biggest story of Kollywood this week. Chinmayi shared her own experience with Vairamuthu. The direct allegation has shook the Kollywood and fans.

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