#MeToo: Chetan Bhagat responds to charges by author Ira Trivedi, asks 'who wanted to kiss whom?'

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 15, 2018, 03.29 PM(IST)

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The 44-year-old Bhagat shared a screenshot of a 'self-explanatory' mail which Trivedi, who has accused him of sexual harassment, had sent to him in 2013.

Author Chetan Bhagat, in a series of tweets, has responded to the `fake` sexual assault allegations by author Ira Trivedi.

To defend himself, the 44-year-old shared a screenshot of a `self-explanatory` mail which apparently Trivedi sent to him in 2013.

"So who wanted to kiss whom?", wrote Bhagat, adding, "@iratrivedi`s self-explanatory email from 2013 to me, especially last line, easily shows her claims from 2010 are false, and she knows this too. This mental harassment of me and my family has to stop. Please don't harm a movement with #fakecharges #harassed"`

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'The Girl in Room 105` author also shared a video of an event - which according to him, took place in 2015-106 - in which Trivedi had called Bhagat to launch her book.

He wrote alongside, "Who calls their harasser as chief guest for their book launch?"

Bhagat further urged people to not "support this kind of smear campaign" and to not "believe such nonsense".

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In the ongoing #MeToo movement, writer Ira Trivedi, on October 13, had detailed her experience of being sexually harassed by Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth.