#MeToo : Yash Raj Films Fires Ashish Patil After Sexual Harassment Allegations
In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment by an anonymous woman on Twitter against Ashish Patil who was the Vice President, Brand Partnerships and Talent Management & Business and Creative Head – Y Films, Yash Raj Films have fired him with immediate effect.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) October 16, 2018
An anonymous woman, on Twitter, shared her harrowing experience of the time when she was harassed by Ashish Patil of Yash Raj Films. Ashish allegedly took her on a drive and tried to kiss her. The woman alleged that Ashish would constantly assure her of a future but would never keep his word.
She alleged that she had to indulge in some of Ashish’s sexual advances as he kept leading her on with the promise of work at Yash Raj Films.
— Japleen Pasricha (@japna_p) October 10, 2018
Earlier, YRF put out a statement requesting the survivor to share her story with the Presiding Officer of their Internal Complaints Committee. They also said that YRF has zero tolerance towards any form of harassment and that the strictest action would be taken.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) October 12, 2018
The #MeToo campaign have led to allegations against several film industry people. Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai, Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl to name a few.