T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar has been booked for allegedly raping a woman repeatedly on the pretext of giving her a job in his company. An FIR was filed on Thursday after a 30-year-old woman alleged that she was sexually assaulted between September 2017 till last August. She also claimed that Bhushan Kumar threatened to harm her.
After the FIR, T-Series has issued a statement denying all claims made by the complainant. It reads, “The complaint filed against Mr. Bhushan Kumar is completely false and malicious and the contents of the same are denied. It has been falsely alleged that the lady in question was sexually exploited between 2017 to 2020 on the pretext of giving her work. It is a matter of record that she has already worked for T-Series banner in Film and music videos.”
“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. 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,” the statement further read.
The big music banner is now in the process of consulting its lawyers in this regard and looks forward to taking appropriate legal action.
Bhushan Kumar is currently 43-years-old. He took charge of T-Series at the age of 19 after the murder of his father Gulshan Kumar in 1997. He serves as the chairman and Managing Director of Indis’s number one music company T-Series.