Singer Shweta Pandit had called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator" in a Twitter post.
Anu Malik denies sexual harassment allegations
Mumbai - 19 Oct 2018 10:36 IST
Singer-composer Anu Malik has denied allegations that he sexually harassed singer Shweta Pandit, who has called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator".
"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," Malik's lawyer Zulfiquar Memon told IANS, a news agency.
Pandit, in a Twitter post, recounted her ordeal with Malik in an incident dating back to 2000. She claims once in a cabin at a studio, he told her he would give her a song with Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan "but first give me a kiss now".
Had to go back to my worst memory as a teenage girl today to write this and speak up - its now or never. This is my #MeToo and have to warn young girls about #AnuMalik & let you know your #TimesUp @IndiaMeToo— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) October 17, 2018
Thank you @sonamohapatra for speaking up about him & supporting this pic.twitter.com/e261pGQyEq
"He then smiled, what I would recall the most evil grin I've seen," Pandit said of the incident when she was all of 15 years old.
Before Pandit, singer Sona Mohapatra called out Malik.