Singer Chinmayi Sripaada Shares About Her Childhood Experienced Sexual Abuse

Jyotis |Oct 09, 2018

Chinmayi Sripaada, a famous singer, raised her voice about her being sexual assault in the childhood.

Facing to sexual harassment is no longer a small issue of one specific country or any specific field, it has become one of the serious global issues.

Recently, in India, where sexual harassment was the hard-to-speak-out issue, has become the centre of #MeToo movement. This movement received support from the celebrities and Bollywood biggies which has an impact on society. Especially, Chinmayi Sripaada, a famous singer, recently raised her voice about her being sexual assault in the childhood.

On her Twitter, the singer wrote that being touched impolitely is the really sensitive issue for the women to speak out. One "innocent" hug maybe normal in visual but will torture the women for a very long time. After that, she told detail about what she had experienced on sexual abuse during her childhood.

“I was 8, maybe 9. I was sleeping. My mom was supervising a recording session for her documentary. Felt a man in priestly robes feel up my privates and I woke up. Told her ‘that uncle is bad’. This was in the studio Santhome Communications that still exists,” Chinmayi shared.

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Also, she shared that what her mother reacted to her issue was just trying to internalize what had happened on her daughter. Another sexual abuse occurred when she was 19. One old man that she very respected asked her to visit his office for a certain reason. Of course, her mother went with her but only Chinmayi stepped into that room. Thinking that he absolutely wasn't that kind of man, she stepped in. Unfortunately, he gradually walked toward her, gave her a strong hug. Then, he felt her up. However, what her mother reacted was a just normal expression. She shared that her mother said what the man had done was just the act of checking "what kind of girl Chinmayi was".

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In addition, she told that after being driven home, she still felt disgusted about what just happened. Though she and her mother hadn't said that experience to anyone, that is the scariest experience that Chinmayi entered in her life.

Besides Chinmayi, many celebrities voiced up about sexual harassment in the film industry. Specifically, Tanushree Dutta has accused Nana Patekar of sexual assault and receive a great support from the community. Following by, the community has called out many "respected man" relating to the sexual harassment accusations. Namely, Varun Grover, Alok Nath, Gaurang Doshi, Nana Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri, Vikas Bahl, Utsav Chakraborty, Chetan Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher.



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