Chennai Express singer opens up about her sexual harassment ordeal

11:07 AM | 13 Mar, 2018
Chennai Express singer opens up about her sexual harassment ordeal
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MUMBAI - Chinmayi Sripada is a renowned name in Bollywood, gaining fame for lending her vocals to 'Chennai Express'.

However, this time around, she is in the news for a very serious issue. The singer took to her Twitter to share a horrible episode that happened to her at an event on Sunday (March 11). Chinmayi was molested by an unknown person in the crowd.

Chinmayi shared a series of tweets which start as, "After almost aeons I got groped at an event yesterday. I happened to share this story on Instagram and what shocked me is how many men and women have been molested as children (teachers, brothers, co-passengers, uncles, grandparents and even women)."

Chinmayi shared, "Most common places- Their own home, public transport, places of worship, educational institutions. Most girls and boys haven’t mustered the strength to share it with their family and friends coz no one would believe it. Even if girls have a chance of being heard, men have NONE. Men are shamed if they share an account of sexual assault/molestation during childhood. Women who gathered the courage to share have been blames “she enjoyed it”. Imagine grown adults accusing a child of enjoying sexual assault. And other seemingly sane adults believing it."

She further added, "Not to mention - women shaming other women who have been molested/harassed. And commenting on ‘you dress/look like that you are asking for it’ I think women need to be trained first on victim blaming and shaming. Girls are afraid of telling their parents that they ll made to stay at home and would be stopped from going to work/study. I believed things changed based on my own circle of fantastic men and women. Not so, clearly."

Many people also shared about their traumatic experiences.

Here are the full series of tweets penned down by the singer.