#MeToo: Nana Patekar fans target Tanushree Dutta after police close harassment case
But the hundreds of fans of Nana and his sympathisers took to Twitter to discredit the allegation as “fake” case. Some of them demanded police action against the actress, while many pulled her up for seeking “limelight” in the garb of the #MeToo movement.
#Nanapatekar gets clean chit , sexual harrassment case closed....— Barkha Trehan (@trehan_barkha) June 13, 2019
What about his dignity and reputation lost ??
Shame on #tanushreedutta the metoo liar ??#MeToo movement: Police closes Nana Patekar’s sexual harassment case filed by Tanushree Duttahttps://t.co/Um4ocQHo1e
Raam Naam Satya Hai..#MeToo ka Surya Aast hai.@MenWelfare had cremated #Metooindia also performed #MeTooKaPinddaan to mark the end of this #DigitalMobLynching in India.#NanaPatekar truth was known to God, He blessed !@TimesNow @IndiaToday @republic @CNNnews18 @NewsX pic.twitter.com/fZUmI7Qzr2— Amit Lakhani (@TheAmitLakhani) June 13, 2019
A crestfallen Dutta issued a statement denouncing the police report and calling the investigators corrupt.
“A corrupt police force and a legal system giving a clean chit to an even more corrupt person , Nana Patekar, who has been accused even in the past of bullying, intimidation and harassment and by several women in the film industry. Our witnesses have been silenced by intimidation and fake witnesses have been put forth to weaken the case,” she said in the statement.
Mumbai Police have given #NanaPatekar a clean chit, but complainant #TanushreeDutta is in no mood to back down. Slamming "corrupt police force and legal system", Tanushree Dutta now plans to challenge the police report. pic.twitter.com/usSWAFGNUA— Uday India Magazine (@Udayindiaonline) June 13, 2019
As now @MumbaiPolice gave clean chit to #NanaPatekar , now he should file a 1000Cr defamation lawsuit against Actresses #TanushreeDutta . Men should act now to regain their respect. Shame on #TanushreeDutta for using false cheap tactic for getting media coverage.— Debashis Mishra (@Debashi06323849) June 13, 2019
According to the new reports, the police found no prima facie evidence of molestation in the 10 year-old incident, which allegedly took place on a film set. The veteran actor was accused by Dutta of harassing her during the shooting of a dance sequence for Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss, from which she eventually walked out and was replaced by Rakhi Sawant.
Police don't have any proofs against Nana.— @GautamKaulgud (@gautamkaulgud) June 13, 2019
If no witnesses came forward in support of #TanushreeDutta , logically the benefit of the doubt must go to #NanaPatekar
For me, under these circumstances, this is a case for #MenToo
@MumbaiPolice has informed to court that they have no evidence to prosecute actor #NanaPatekar & gives clean chit in #MeToo case by Tanushree Dutta. But who will compensate for the humiliation he faced? @amritabhinder @DrShobha @ShefVaidya @theskindoctor13 @ippatel @gunjakapoor— Prajwal Busta (@PrajwalBusta) June 13, 2019
#Nanapatekar is an actor par excellence and all other so called bollywood biggies are nobody in front of him. I still remember watching his awesome acting and dialogues in movies such as Prahaar and Tirangaa in the 1990s as a kid. #Mentoo.— A Consented Rape (@authorsahil) June 13, 2019
Sympathisers of Bollywood actor Nana Patekar populated Twitter with messages of vindication when on Thursday Mumbai police gave him a clean chit in a molestation case filed against him by actress Tanushree Dutta.
Many on Twitter were seen using #MenToo, a label for a counter-#MeToo movement, which gained mileage after accusations of rape against actor and singer Karan Oberoi by his former girlfriend.