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#MeToo: Tata Group fires Suhel Seth over sexual harassment allegations by multiple women

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 October 2018, 10:09 IST

The Tata Group has fired Suhel Seth, a consultant for the company following the allegations of sexual harassment by several women. Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, has reportedly decided to terminate its contract with Suhel Seth.

Counselage Suhel Seth's contract with Tata Sons will end on November 30, 2018, said Tata Sons spokesperson.

What are the allegations leveled on Suhel Seth:

Several women have come forward and accused Suhel Seth of sexual harassment and molestation in #MeToo campaigns, among them was a model and ex-Big Boss contestant Diandra Soares.

Soares recalled how Seth once misbehaved with her at a party in New Delhi and tried to forcibly kiss her. "I was dancing on a couch & out of nowhere Suhel Seth shoves his f*****g tongue down my mouth. I immediately bit his tongue & bit it really really hard with all my might & anger," Soares wrote in a Facebook post.

Another woman to make a similar accusation was journalist Mandakini Gehlot who wrote, "Suhel reached out -- I figured for a quick hug -- and planted a big sloppy kiss on my mouth, I felt his tongue inside my mouth. I was so stunned and I said something like 'Suhel, you can't do that'."

Filmmaker Natashja Rathore had a similar story: "You then threw yourself at me although I was clearly uncomfortable. You shoved your tongue down my throat even when I resisted -- I whacked your head and said 'behave yourself'. You put your hand into my kurta and grabbed my breast."

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First published: 29 October 2018, 10:09 IST