A sexual harassment complaint has been filed against veteran actor Jeetendra by his cousin, according to an India Today report. The complaint was filed in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. The lady in question has reportedly claimed that the actor had sexually abused her when she was 18 years old. The alleged case of sexual harassment happened when she was 18 years old while Jeetendra was 28 years old, a year older to her.
According to the reports, the victim decided to file a police complaint after the demise of her parents, who would have been heartbroken, had they got to know about the sexual abuse by Jeetendra, their nephew.
The report further states that the victim chose to speak out after so many years after campaigns such as #MeToo created an atmosphere for victims of sexual abuse to speak out. The lady who wishes to remain anonymous also decided to file a formal police complaint after the demise of her parents, who would have been deeply affected if they had got to know of the sexual assault by their nephew, Jeetendra.
According to the victim’s statement, Jeetendra had taken her for a film’s shoot with her father’s permission, where he then sexually abused her. The lady is now seeking a closure for the mental trauma she had to undergo for the last so many years.