Actress Payal Ghosh had filed a sexual harassment case against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for forcing himself on her, back in the year 2013. The actress filed the FIR at the Versova Police station. During an interview with a Regional news channel, Payal had opened up about the incident and accused Anurag Kashyap of the sexual misconduct.
Payal had also recounted during the interview that Kashyap had allegedly told her about having physical relationships with other actresses as well from the industry including Richa Chadha, Huma Qureshi, and Mahie Gill. Reacting on the allegations, Kashyap had called them baseless and untrue while actress Richa Chadha filed a defamation case against the actress.
On the first hearing session of the case, Payal Ghosh showed willingness to apologize to Fukrey actress Richa Chadha and even took it to Twitter and expressed to tender an apology to Richa but later she denied. Now, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Richa’s lawyer told the court on Monday that the Payal is not agreeing to apologize to the actress.
To which, Justice AK Menon asked Payal’s lawyer if she is interested in settling the matter. Reacting to Justice AK Menon’s proposal, Payal’s lawyer said that the actress has certain conditions before she agrees to apologize to Richa Chadha. He said, “After settling this matter, the plaintiff should not file any criminal against Payal.”
He also explained the reason why Payal agreed to apologize earlier but denied later. As per the report, Payal’s lawyer told the High Court that he would get in touch with Richa’s lawyer to finalize the consent terms.
The Bombay High Court has granted two days to both the parties to arrive at a decision.