#MeToo: Chinmayi Mother Speaks On Sexual Harassment 

Multi-hyphenated personality Chinmayi Sripaada has accused noted Kollywood lyricist  Vairamuthu of sexual misconduct. Now, Chinmayi’s mother T. Padmhasini has opened up on the ensuing issue and underlined that the incident happened way back in 2005 when her daughter went to Switzerland as part of Veezhamattom group to attend a concert.  She added that the organisers asked Chinmayi to visit Vairamuthu in a hotel room.

Chinmayi Mother Backs Daughter’s Claims

Chinmayi mother added that when her daughter confided the indincet, they spoke with Vairamuthu manager and asked to send back immidiately back to India. My daughter was in the initial stage of her career, I wanted to protect her. So, I took up the issue with Vairamuthu’s manager and we demanded to be sent back to India immediately,” Padmhasini said.

“I belong to the older generation; if she had consulted me I would have thought twice, but she has taken this decision on her own and I fully stand by her. This has become a great movement. We as members of society should take this up and instil fear in the predators so that they dare not crush our children,” she added.