Tamil Nadu

Vairamuthu denies all allegations

Poet Vairamuthu. File   | Photo Credit: M. SAMRAJ

On Sunday morning, lyricist Vairamuthu released a video in response to the several allegations of sexual misconduct that have been levelled against him. In it, he categorically stated that all the allegations were completely untrue.

“The allegations have been levelled with some ulterior motive. I am ready to face any legal action that they initiate,” he said.


He added that for the past week he had been in discussions with a legal team, and claimed he had strong evidence ready now. “If you decide to file a case, I am ready to face it. I request people not to judge me now, not to decide if I’m a good person or not, and instead let the courts decide first,” he said.

As a part of the #Metoo movement online, there had been anonymous allegations against Mr. Vairamuthu. Singer Chinmayi had alleged through a series of tweets that she had been asked to ‘cooperate’ with Mr. Vairamuthu by the organisers of an event in Switzerland. These allegations had later been denied by the organiser, Suresh, in a separate video response as well.

She had also shared anonymous allegations made by other women against the national award–winning lyricist, on Twitter.

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