Claiming that the sexual assault charge made against him by character artiste Sunitha on Saturday was utterly false, controversial Telugu film critic Kathi Mahesh today declared that he would file a Rs 50 lakh defamation suit against the actress.
Sunitha, in a TV channel debate on Saturday, alleged that Mahesh had scant respect for women. She said that when she had contacted Mahesh on the phone to congratulate him for being on the popular TV show Big Boss, he invited her to see him at his residence. She said that Mahesh then misbehaved with her and molested her for 20 minutes.
She also claimed that while she was leaving his house Mahesh gave her a Rs 500 note. She failed to understand why Mahesh gave her the money, she said.
Mahesh responded challenging her to show any proof for her accusations, and said that he would file cases both against her and against Konidela Productions for instigating her.
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