#MeToo allegations: Film body suspends Sajid Khan for one year

#MeToo allegations: Film body suspends Sajid Khan for one year

Mumbai (Web Desk): Indian Film & Television Directors' Association has suspended filmmaker Sajid Khan, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, for one year.

Sajid had stepped down as the director of Housefull 4 in October following the allegations.

At least four women, including journalist Karishma Upadhyay, actors Rachel White and Simran Soni and assistant director Saloni Chopra have accused Sajid of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour.

Earlier in October, the film body had issued a show-cause notice to the director and demanded an explanation for his behaviour.

In November, IFTDA announced that they will take a decision regarding the sexual harassment charges made against Sajid Khan within a week. In a previous interview, IFTDA President Ashoke Pandit, told Press Trust of Inida: "As far as Sajid's case is concerned, we have heard both the parties, Sajid and the girls. ICC will sit in a week's time and take a call on the judgement and the federation will be there, along with the lawyers."