T-Series Managing Director Bhushan Kumar — the son of Gulshan Kumar who founded the music and film studio — has been booked and charged by the police for the alleged rape of a woman to whom he promised a job.
The Hindustan Times quote a police official who said Kumar was booked by the Mumbai Police on June 16 for the alleged rape. The complaint was filed by the woman who accused him of sexually exploiting her on various occasions between 2017 and 2020.
T-Series has officially denied the allegations, terming them "false and malicious". The label has issued a statement that says the company has evidence proving the accusations are false.
"Around March 2021 she approached Mr Bhushan Kumar seeking help to fund one of the web-series which she wanted to produce, which was politely refused. Thereafter, in June 2021 after the lifting of lockdown in Maharashtra she started approaching T-Series banner in collusion with her accomplice demanding huge sum of money as extortion amount. Consequently, a complaint was filled by T-Series banner against the attempted extortion at with police at Amboli police station on 1st July 2021," read the statement.
"We also have evidence in the form of audio recording for the extortion attempt and the same shall be provided to investigating agency. The present complaint filed by her is nothing but a counter blast to the complaint filed against her and her accomplice for the offence of extortion," it said.