In what could only be described as a twisted twist of fate, the lawyer of the woman who accused actor-musician Karan Oberoi of rape, is out on bail. The lawyer who allegedly masterminded the attack on his own client, allegedly to delay bail for the accused (in this case, Karan) was arrested along with her client. Karan Oberioi, still recovering from the after-effects of a month in incarceration says he is disappointed. “I heard from my lawyer that the accuser’s lawyer has also been granted bail. We’ve now filed a case against the accuser’s lawyer at the bar council also. One has to read her lawyer’s statement against his own client to see how outrageously the laws are being misused. He claims the entire conspiracy (planning a self-attack on the accuser) was hatched by the accuser and that she plotted all the details of the attack and then got the lawyer’s cousin under the influence of black magic to make him commit the crime. It sounds like a soap opera. What can I say? It just makes me determined to fight even harder.”
Karan feels the laws pertaining to gender conflicts must be amended. “My fault was that I wasn’t assertive enough with the accuser when she was becoming insistent about getting my attention. A no should mean a no for both men and women.” He is slowly recovering from the trauma of incarceration. “I am eating a bit and exercising a little. But getting back to normal life would take a long time.”
Karan Oberoi was accused of rape by a woman a few months ago. The actor was arrested and he had to spend almost a month in jail. Now, out on bail, Karan has vowed to fight for cases such as his where men have been framed, taking advantages of the loopholes in the law. His friend Pooja Bedi has been by his side in his fight.