Delhi businessman files criminal defamation case against Esha Gupta
New Delhi : Esha Gupta landed into a legal battle after she accused a Delhi-based businessman of sexual misconduct; a criminal defamation case has been filed against the actress.
Businessman Rohit Vig filed a defamation complaint before Saket Court through senior Advocate Vikas Pahwa under sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.
The court has admitted the matter and has posted the hearing date for August 28 for recording pre-summoning evidence of the complainant.
A compensation has also been sought from Esha Gupta. "The mental agony caused to the complainant is continuing every day since close friends and colleagues are contacting him and his family on a continuous basis and expressed displeasure over the content posted by the accused," the plea said.
Earlier this month, Esha Gupta, in a series of tweets had accused the businessman of raping her with his eyes.
In one such post on Instagram, the actor wrote, "About my previous post, this guy was literally raping me with his eyes..thanks to my security for being more patient than me in this situation..does anyone know him? #deardonna.''
Posting a picture of the businessman on Twitter, Gupta wrote, "the man who thinks staring at a woman all night n making her uncomfortable is ok. He didnot touch me or say anything. But throughout stare. Not as a fan, not Cus m an actor, but because m a Woman. Where are we safe? Is being a woman a curse."