Tarun Tejpal: This is easily the worst moment of my life

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Tejpal's apology to journalist via mail
New Delhi, Nov 27: Seems like Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal has bitten off more than he can chew. A day after a journalist alleged that Tejpal had sexually assaulted her, Tejpal wrote an informal mail to her.

According to a report by NDTV, Tejpal had apologized to the journalist, in what he described an informal mail. In another mail [read here], he accepted that he had attempted twice a ‘sexual liaison' with the journalist, despite her clear reluctance.

In the first mail, Tejpal wrote that he was shocked and devastated and thought that their encounter was ‘consensual'. ‘The context that ill-dated evening , of our conversation, as you will recall, was heavily loaded. We were playfully and flirtatiously talking about desire, sex.

Goa Police summons Tejpal, asks him to appear on Nov 28

I also want to clarify that yes, you did say at one point that I was your boss, and I did replay ‘that makes it simpler' but in the very same breath and sentence I said to you, ‘I withdraw that straight away- no relationship of mine has anything at all, ever to do with that."

He went on to add that he was not aware about how she felt. "I had no idea that you were upset or felt I had been even remotely non- consensual." He writes, "You have made it clear that I read it all wrong and I will not dispute it, nor underplay your anger or hurt. This is easily the worst moment of my life."

In his mail he also praises her and other women employees for their hardwork and their contribution to the organisation.

The Goa police has summoned Tejpal to appear before them on Thursday for further investigations.

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