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#MeToo Effect: Here’s How Yash Raj Films Has Taken Action Against Y-Films Business Head Ashish Patil!

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#MeToo Effect: Here’s How Yash Raj Films Has Taken Action Against Y-Films Business Head Ashish Patil!

Ashish Patil, the business and creative head of Y-films, had been accused of se*ual harassment after which Yash Raj Films has taken action against him!

After popular names like Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Sajid Khan,  Luv Ranjan and many others were accused of se*ual harassment, Y-Films head Ashish Patil too has joined the row. An anonymous Twitter user shared her #MeToo story in which she alleged that Patil made se*ual advances towards her, which she had to indulge in, as he kept giving her hopes of working with Yash Raj Films.

After the tweet came out, YRF requested the victim to share all the details with Presiding Officer of their Internal Complaints Committee. And even assured her strict action will be taken against the one proven guilty.

Now YRF has terminated the services of Ashish Patil as their statement says, “Yash Raj Films terminates the services of Ashish Patil: Vice President- Brand Partnerships and Talent management and Business and Creative Head- Y Films, with immediate effect.”

Earlier, the production house had issued a statement on Monday saying, “Ashish Patil has been asked to proceed on administrative leave till YRF thoroughly investigates the allegations levelled on him. YRF has earnestly requested the survivor to kindly step forward and share her account of the incidents to the Presiding Officer of our Internal Complaints Committee who would maintain utmost confidentiality. We seek her kind cooperation in the investigation so that we can appropriately address this issue. We are more than willing to extend our full support and cooperation to address this serious allegation. YRF has zero tolerance towards any form of sexual exploitation or harassment of women and we shall take the strictest necessary action against the alleged perpetrator, if the allegations of sexual harassment are found to be true.”

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