#MeToo movement: Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA after he fails to respond to its notice

File image of Alok Nath Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 14, 2018, 09.57 AM (IST)

A month after TV producer Vinta Nanda accused Alok Nath of raping her 20 years back, the Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) has decided to expel the actor from its association. 

In a statement issued on its official Twitter handle, CINTAA stated, "In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Mr. Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Exec. Committee of #cintaa has decided to expel him from the Association."

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Speaking to ANI, actor Amit Behl who is the Joint Secretary CINTAA said, “CINTAA has expelled Alok Nath from its membership till further notice after he failed to respond to CINTAA. He was supposed to appear before its ICC and Executive committee yesterday but he didn’t turn up. Now CINTAA has asked him to be present in its annual general meeting on 1st May and if he fails to put his point, he will be permanently expelled from CINTAA.”

In October, Nanda recounted the horrific incident in a long Facebook post where she accused Nath of raping her in 1998. Vinta was writer and producer of Zee's popular show 'Tara' which had Nath playing the male lead. 

Soon after Nanda's post went viral, Nath gave ambiguous answers initially and later filed a defamation case against Nanda and sought a written apology, along with a compensation of Re 1. However, the application was rejected by Mumbai’s Dindoshi Sessions Court.

Actresses Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin also have accused Nath of misconduct.