- Author Ira Trivedi recently called out renowned author Chetan Bhagat and accused him of sexual misconduct.
- Retaliating on Ira Trivedi’s allegations, Chetan Bhagat posted a screenshot on social media that shows Dubey initiating a conversation with him in a flirtatious manner
So who wanted to kiss whom? @iratrivedi’s self-explanatory email from 2013 to me, esp last line, easily shows her claims from 2010 are false, and she knows this too. This mental harassment of me and my family has to stop. Please don’t harm a movement with #fakecharges #harassed pic.twitter.com/SWeaSCfHLd
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 15, 2018
Earlier, she had also mentioned that she met Chetan Bhagat a decade ago at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Recalling that Bhagat asked her what she would do if a man made a pass at her at a book launch. To this, a 22-year-old Ira said that she would kiss him if he bought 100 of her books and would marry if he bought all of them. She wrote that a few weeks later, he invited her to tea at the India International Centre and asked him to come to his room, but she suggested they meet in the tea-room. Further, she wrote that after tea he asked her to come up to his room on the pretext of giving her a signed copy of his book, after which he tried kissing her, but she resisted.