Sajid Khan Asks Media to Not Pass Judgement Post Sexual Harassment Accusations
Bookie Sonu Jalan has now named director Sajid Khan in the IPL betting scandal (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Sajid Khan is the latest name to have surfaced as an alleged sexual predator in Bollywood. Three women have come forward publicly with their harrowing stories about allegedly facing abuse at the hands of the filmmaker, known for making movies like Humshakals. Sajid, reacting to the accusations, has made the announcement on his social media that he is stepping down as the director of the film, Housefull 4, which is currently on the floors. #MeToo in Bollywood: Sajid Khan Asked Me To Strip Down and Seduce Him In Five Minutes Accuses Rachel White.

Sajid wrote in his statement, "In the wake of the allegations against me & the pressure being put on my family, my producer n the stars of my film Houseful 4, i must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time i can allay the allegations and prove the truth.. I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgement till the truth is out. {sic}"

Before he could post this statement, Akshay Kumar, lead actor of Housefull 4 and longtime friend of Sajid, issued a statement of his own on his social media. He said that he has requested the producers to cancel the shoots for Housefull 4. He added, "I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve."

As per a report by BollywoodLife, the decision to sack Sajid Khan from Housefull 4 was taken by producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Akshay together. The report also adds that Sajid Khan will soon make the announcement in a press conference. Looking forward.