FIR has been filed against Scoop-Whoop Co-Founder Suparn Pandey accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. According to the Catch News, The complainant, a former senior executive of ScoopWhoop Media Pvt. Ltd., has also accused other co-founders of ScoopWhoop, Sattvik Mishra and Sriparna Tikekar for supporting the harassment, and even attempting to sweep it under the carpet.
The Vasant Kunj Police Station has booked Suparn under Sections, 354 A (sexual harassment), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The FIR states: “Mr Suparn Pandey in public commented on my sexuality and this comment included calling me names (sic.) which reflected on my sexual orientation and my sexual preferences (sic.) as well as characterised me in a certain way. Mr Pandey got so bold as to send me a lewd video over the official Gmail chat, in which the words were “aapnu jeans dheeli karo.”
It further reads as: “Mr Pandey approached me after the meeting, between 8-9:30 PM, when I was alone at my work desk and asked me to be less “aggressive” in my dealings with other people and learn to “pour some sugar on it.” That after that, he then got up, kissed my forehead and walked away.”
Also, co-founders of Scoop Whoop threatened to hurt her career and defame her publicly. After a series of complaints and threats, she resigned from ScoopWhoop.