The former employee of Phantom Films who had accused Vikas Bahl of outraging her modesty has now declared to the court that she is not willing to press charges against the Queen director.
The survivor accused him of sexually assaulting her back in 2015 and she now feels 'she doesn't want to get involved in the litigation any further' and that she will not file any legal affidavit against Vikas in court.
As reported by Times Now, the survivor, in her statement presented by her lawyer at the Mumbai High Court said, "I have had enough and I am still suffering at the hands of this man even after three years. I do not want to be involved in litigation so will not file an affidavit. Will only put out a statement."
However, the lawyer asserts that she stands by all the statements that she's made in media against Vikas Bahl. As per reports, Justice SJ Kathawalla during the hearing further agreed that there should be a committee of men and women to look into such matters.
Meanwhile, News 18 reports that Vikas Bahl has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation case against his ex-partners of Phantom Films - Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane for maligning his image. "This makes us wonder whether the alleged incident of sexual assault also has any authenticity, given that the alleged victim was, in fact, working as your own employee. You are neither a witness nor the alleged victim, but instead, an opportunist seeking to derive benefit based on unsubstantiated information. The alleged incident has not been established in any court of law and that you have exploited the media to propagate your own personal vendetta," Bahl’s lawyer said in the notice.