Three days after he was accused of sexual harassment by his domestic help, eminent violinist L Subramaniam said he will take legal action and that she was trying to "divert attention" from a theft case.
"The maid has issued a false complaint against me to divert the attention from the case of theft. I intend to take legal action against all those who are trying to spread these baseless allegations," Subramaniam said in a statement from his home in Bangalore on Tuesday night.
Subramaniam, who is married to playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, had on September 2 filed a complaint of theft at his home against the maid, who used to do household chores, at the Sanjayanagar Police Station in Bangalore. He accused her of stealing cash and valuables worth Rs 6 lakh.
The maid had been engaged through an agency.
On September 5 evening, she filed a complaint of sexual harassment against him and then approached a newspaper Bangalore Beat, which printed her allegations in their afternoon edition September 6.
In a statement made to police, Subramaniam said the maid's lifestyle had changed overtime, which made him suspect her of theft.