On Monday morning, a story started doing rounds on internet. Apparently, it was written by an anonymous woman who allegedly had to face molestation at internet sensation The Viral Fever’s (TVF) office in Mumbai.
The article said, “Right from Pitchers to Tripling, I was molested. Be it in parties where Arunabh would try to lift me or would try and fall on me pretending he is drunk.”
It further said, “I walked out of the place last year. Jobless, Mindless. I don’t have much to say. I am not as strong as many other women. I just need my life back. I don’t think these guys would let me have one. The constant reminders from their legal on my obligations tells me that I am being tracked.”
Arunabh Kumar, an IIT graduate, is the founder of TVF that made its mark on YouTube with shows like Pitchers, Tripling and Barely Speaking With Arnub.
Now the TVF team has responded to the allegations in an official statement.
Read the statement here:
This is an official response from TVF on the anonymous article published on Medium by the Indian Fowler. The article is completely ludicrous and defamatory against TVF and its team.
All the allegations made against TVF and its team in the article are categorically false, baseless and unverified.
We take a lot of pride in our team and in making TVF a safe workplace that is equally comfortable for women and men.
We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations.
It is our humble request that you do not share an unsubstantiated, unverified and anonymous article such as this.
We would like to thank all our fans and friends for their continued support.