Kannada actress Sruthi Hariharan has taken a decisive step by bringing her #MeToo allegations against Arjun Sarja into the judicial realm. The court has scheduled a hearing where it expects Sruthi to furnish evidence supporting her claims. Back in October 2018, Sruthi opened up about her ordeal on a social media platform, revealing her experiences with Arjun’s alleged sexual misconduct during the shooting of ‘Vismaya’. The actress has also stated that she felt threatened due to his unprofessionalism.
Despite an initial investigation by Cubbon Park Police in Bengaluru, the case faced a standstill with a ‘B-report’ being submitted, citing an absence of concrete evidence. Undeterred, Sruthi pursued the case further, filing a plea with the 8th ACMM court in Bengaluru. This led to the current court directive, urging her to submit pertinent evidence.
In her candid 2018 post, Sruthi delved deep into her experiences, recounting the distress she felt due to Arjun’s alleged demeanor. Her revelation came amidst the surging #MeToo wave, which saw numerous individuals coming forward with their tales of abuse. Many names have emerged since the inception of the movement, prompting investigations into a multitude of allegations. As South India joins the national march against sexual exploitation, the aspiration remains that all victims seeking justice receive their due.