High-Profile Indians Who Have Been Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Bangalore: Amidst the hue and cry over the sexual assault charges and rape cases that rocked the country in the recent times, many cases have popped up where well-known or eminent personalities are accused of being involved in the sexual assault cases. Here are the names of such eminent personalities as listed by IndiaTV-

1. Tarun Tejpal:

Tehelka editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal was recently accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague at a five-star hotel in Goa. Tejpal who was in charge of the magazine since it’s launched in March 2000 stepped down for six months after the recent incident. He has worked with many news publications such as, editor at India Today, Indian Express Group and as the managing editor of Outlook. Police in the state of Goa, where the incident took place, have filed a First Information Report (FIR) which lists charges, including rape, against Tejpal. This got public attention because of his reputation, which he earned as founder of Tehelka. The way managing editor, Shoma Chaudhury's was handling this case was criticized and it became a political issue because of his magazine's previous exposures of corruption in the government. The victim was a chief correspondent in his magazine, and she resigned out of disgust over the mishandling by the organization.

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