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Multiple Women Allege Sexual Harassment By "The Viral Fever" Founder Arunabh Kumar

Instead of launching an investigation, TVF has responded by promising to "find" the alleged victim, and to "bring them to severe justice".

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On March 12, an anonymous post from an alleged female employee of entertainment network The Viral Fever accused founder Arunabh Kumar of sexual harassment.

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In the post, titled "The Indian Uber – That is TVF", the author, @Indian Fowler, accused Kumar of making non-consensual physical contact, and engaging in lewd conversations.

The post lists out incidents of alleged misconduct against Kumar, beginning in 2014.

"Right from Pitchers to Tripling, I was molested. Be it in parties, where Arunabh would try to lift me, or would try and fall on me pretending he is drunk."

Since the allegations were published, others have come forward with similar accusations of harassment against Kumar.

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"So many people online were doubting the legitimacy of what Indian Fowler said just because she said it anonymously. It was important someone stood up and spoke out about this. It’s time we as a society stop blindly doubting every time a girl speaks up against harassment," Sengupta told BuzzFeed.

This morning, TVF released a statement denying all allegations:

This is an official response from TVF on the anonymous article published on Medium by the Indian Fowler. The article is completely ludicrous and defamatory against TVF and its team.

All the allegations made against TVF and its team in the article are categorically false, baseless and unverified. We take a lot of pride in our team and in making TVF a safe workplace that is equally comfortable for women and men.

We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations.

It is our humble request that you do not to share an unsubstantiated, unverified and anonymous article such as this. We would like to thank all our fans and friends for their continued support.

5 yrs at TVF & no memory of who this Female employee is. It's a baseless fictitious allegation. Haters pls don't stoop down to this level :(

TVF's statement neither gives weight to the allegations, nor promises an investigation. Rather, it says that they will "find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice".

Hi TFV could you at least try to sound less goon-ish?

TVF doesn't even talk about investigating the allegations. Their immediate response - shame the victim. ... Talk about a safe environment.

Most importantly, TVF's first response (if it is the official one) sounds more like a threat than a genuine attempt to find out the truth.

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