Veteran actor Jeetendra has been hit by an FIR alleging sexual assault. Ironically, Jeetendra’s cousin sister has filed a complaint with Himachal Pradesh’s Director General of Police accusing the actor of sexually assaulting her 47 years ago! Reports suggest that the complainant is the daughter of Jeetendra, aka Ravi Kapoor’s maternal uncle. The alleged incident occurred in January 1971, when 28 years old Jeetendra had arranged for his 18-year-old cousin to join him on the sets of a film. She claims that later on Jeetendra sexually assaulted her in an inebriated state after joining the two separate beds in the hotel room. Lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee, representing Jeetendra, has reportedly stated that the actor has denied the incident as a baseless claim.
The accusation on Jeetendra by his cousin sister comes to light as part of the #MeToo campaign through which several women have opened up about facing sexual abuse at the hands of powerful men.