The Arunabh Kumar molestation controversy shocked almost every Internet user in India. And why wouldn’t it? TVF’s videos are watched and shared widely by the Indian youth.
After Indian Fowler published her allegations on the Medium blog named The Indian Uber- That is TVF, the article went viral withing a matter of hours. Seeking to control damage, TVF wrote an official statement in the comments section of the blog itself.
The official statement attracted much criticism because of its ‘threatening tones’ and alleged ‘victim shaming’. People were not impressed and since then, everyone has been waiting for another statement very eagerly.
And today TVF came out with a statement, first published in DNA, that is both apologetic and defiant in nature. Apologetic because they seem sorry about their last statement and defiant because they are still denying such a person existed at the company. Take a look –
Thank you for reaching out to us.
It’s been a tough couple of days for us at TVF, as you would know. We needed to first & foremost take care of our internal team that has been most impacted by the recent events.
Yes, there have been allegations of misbehavior against our Founder, from several women. When the first blog appeared on March 12th, it shocked all of us including our extended set of associates. The allegations were severe. We were confused & taken aback.
The blog alleged that he/she was an employee with the organization & even indicated specific content production they were a part of. We immediately began checking the facts internally.
We did send out an instant response, which may have been a bit too quick & emotional. We recognize that we should have handled that response better. However, it is a fact that we have found no records of any such person on our payroll, in that given time period, as described in the blog.
Even as we were dealing with the first episode, several other allegations surfaced soon thereafter. Please know that we are sincerely looking into each one of them. We are committed to getting to the bottom of these allegations. Many of you have asked so we would like to confirm that yes, we have an ICC Committee set up in each location.
We as a team of 240 strong professionals are determined to work hard in winning your love back. We will do everything in our capacity to learn & get better, get bigger. Give us that chance.
The Corporate Communication Team
Seems like they are still denying that the incident ever took place even though several women have come out to speak out against Arunabh Kumar.
News Source – DNA