Indian novelist & editor of Tehelka accused of sexual misconduct, steps down for 6 months


Tarun Tejpal steps down as Tehelka’s Editor for six months over alleged sexual assault: NDTV

tarunTarun Tejpal, the Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka, has stepped down for six months after being accused of sexual assault by a woman journalist who works with the weekly magazine.

A person close to the journalist rejected Tehelka’s claim that she is “satisfied with the action taken.” She alleged that the woman was subjected to “an act of grave sexual misconduct” and said she was “completely shattered and emotionally scarred.”

“The act happened continuously over a period of time…and despite the girl pleading that she is almost the age of his daughter…she pleaded ‘please don’t do this’…Her ‘no’ was not accepted…it happened once and it happened the next day,” the journalist’s confidante alleged.

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