Yash Raj Films fires Ashish Patil amid allegations of sexual misconduct
Patil, Vice President, Brand and Talent Management & Business and Creative Head at Yash Raj Films has been dismissed from his position after allegations of sexual misconduct
Ashish Patil, Vice President, Brand and Talent Management & Business and Creative Head at Yash Raj Films, has been dismissed from his position, pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and exploitation by an anonymous aspiring actress and model.
A tweet from Yash Raj Films' Twitter handle said:
Following the allegations against Patil Yash Raj Films issued a statement, emphasising that it does not tolerate any forms of sexual harassment or exploitation of women and that it would thoroughly investigate the matter. It has been reported that the woman is cooperating with the Internal Complaints Committee for the investigation.
The allegation against Patil is one of the latest to have emerged in the #MeToo wave which has swept the nation, thus revealing how pervasive the issue of sexual harassment is, particularly in the media industry.
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