New Delhi, April 12, 2017: Days after Mumbai police booked CEO and founder of TVF with charges of sexual harassment, on Wednesday a FIR has been lodged against ScoopWhoop co-founder, Suparn Pandey with allegations of workplace sexual harassment and assault.
According to report, the charges against the co-founder has been brought by a senior executive of ScoopWhoop Media Pvt Ltd and the Vasant Kunj police station of Delhi has booked Suparn under Indian penal code sections, 354 A (sexual harassment), section 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman), and section 506 (criminal intimidation).
The victim has alleged that for Pandey repeatedly harassed her during the two years tenure and allegedly abused her on several accounts.
The women employee stated that Suparn has even publicly commented on her sexuality and sexual preferences. The FIR further stated that the co-founder has even attempted to get physically close with her and have been sending lewd videos on the company’s official Gmail chat.
Even as the former senior executive raised concerns over the matter with the company’s administration, co-founder Sriparna Tikekar remained reluctant on taking any action against Suparn. After repeated complaints to the founders, instead of any action against Suparn, the senior executive was publicly humiliated and forced to work in close quarters with Suparn.