Tehelka sex scandal: It’s a lie, I am being framed, says Tarun Tejpal

TejpalHours after the Goa Police registered an FIR and accused him of raping a colleague, Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal Friday alleged that the victim was lying.

His lawyers, he said, know he is being framed and are aware of “political forces driving much of it”.

“It is a totally mendacious account of what happened, in its details, in its tonalities, in its very suggestion of non-consensus,” Tejpal, who stepped down as editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Wednesday for six months over the alleged incident, said referring to the allegations by his colleague.

“In cold light of day, much of it will sound unsavoury, but now the inquiry will reveal it all,” he told The Indian Express in response to questions emailed to him.

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