A woman filed a sexual harassment complaint against T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar at a local police station, only to retract it hours later. However, Bhushan Kumar has stated that the charges against him were baseless.
In a letter to the senior police inspector at the Oshiwara police station, where she had filed the complaint Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the woman stated that she had approached the police against Bhushan Kumar out of frustration and depression and that her allegations against him were malicious.
"I had no such intention to malign his reputation and shall not make any false statement and allegation against him in future," her letter read.
The original complaint against Bhushan Kumar which she submitted at the police station Wednesday was hand-written, while Thursday's letter informing that she was withdrawing the complaint was neatly typed, a police official said.
The woman had Wednesday claimed Bhushan Kumar sexually exploited her under the pretext of helping her to get work in his company, a senior police official said.
The woman also asked Bhushan Kumar's uncle Krishan Kumar to withdraw an extortion complaint he filed against her at the Amboli police station in suburban Mumbai on January 14, 2019.
A statement by T-Series said Krishan Kumar had filed a complaint against the woman at Amboli police station as she was for quite a while threatening him to extort money from him.
The woman had threatened Krishan Kumar that if she did not get the money, she will file a false complaint of sexual assault against him and also drag his nephew Bhushan Kumar in it, the statement said.
Last year, an anonymous Twitter user had accused Bhushan Kumar of propositioning her on the pretext of signing a three-movie contract with his production house. She had detailed how Bhushan wanted to sign her for a three-film deal and make her a superstar as he saw a lot of potential in her.
Bhushan Kumar had denied the allegations, saying the tweet was used as a tool to malign his reputation.