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MeToo in India: Chetan Bhagat accused of sexual harassment, says sorry 'was going through a phase'


New Delhi, Oct 7: Author and columnist Chetan Bhagat on Saturday landed in a major controversy as his name surfaced in the raging #MeToo debate with screenshots of a WhatsApp conversation he had with a woman surfacing on social media.

This comes amid the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy where the actress accused Patekar of harassing her several years ago on a film set.

MeToo in India: Chetan Bhagat accused of sexual harassment, says sorry was going through a phase

The 44-year-old author immediately shared a long response to the allegations made against him in a Facebook post and accepted the fact that the screenshots were real. In the post, he has written that he also apologised to his wife for his behaviour.

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In the screenshots that are reportedly several years old, Bhagat is trying to 'woo' the said woman, who is a journalist and the author knew her in a "professional capacity".

Even since the screenshots of the conversation came out on social media, Twitter has been abuzz with both support and criticism for Bhagat, who continues to be a bestselling author.

In the last few days, various well-known personalities were named and shamed on social media for their inappropriate behaviour towards women.

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