#MeToo India: Comedian Utsav Chakraborty Reveals Proof of ‘Doctored’ Sex Chats That Put Him in Trouble; Alleged Audio Clip of a Lawyer Threatening Him Also Goes Viral
Utsav Chakraborty (Photo Credit: File Image)

Standup Comedian Utsav Chakraborty was one of the first names that were dragged in, when the #MeToo movement began to grow wings in India (after the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy). The trouble for him began with an activist sharing screenshots of messages from anonymous women on social media, claiming that Utsav used to harass them by sending dirty texts and asking them to send nudes. From Asking Nudes and Sending Genitals Pic to Being Suicidal, Here is What Comedian Utsav Chakraborty is Going Through Right Now!

With more and more allegations piling up against the comedian, even his peers began to distance themselves from him. It also led to a fall-out between Utsav and comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB), in whose videos he used to appear. The group also received a lot of flak for ignoring the complaints about Utsav, leading to the disintegration of AIB. Tanmay Bhat-Gursimran Khamba Step Away From AIB Post Social Media Backlash on Utsav Chakraborty Controversy.

Now, nearly a year after the mess, Utsav has decided to speak up through his Twitter feed, and he does that by sharing even more screenshots. In this Twitter thread, Utsav confirms the texts that he had sent to a girl on Instagram where he was sexting. But he claims that that portions of the girl's chat were deleted to make him look like a pervert, who was harassing a girl.

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In a nutshell, Utsav is sharing the proof that the girl with whom he was chatting had shared doctored screenshots of their sexts to her ex. That ex later made them viral, leading to the comedian being embroiled in the #MeToo scandal. In the below tweet, Utsav claims that this is the first of many clarifications that he is going to post.

Utsav also shared the screenshot of the apology tweets by the person who had sent the screenshots of the doctored chats. He added that the person should not be harassed in any circumstance.

There is another twist in the tale too. An audio clip from a channel called 'Expose Mahima' is going viral, which allegedly transcripts a chat between Utsav and the activist's lawyer. In the conversation, we hear the lawyer threatening Utsav with dire legal consequences if he tries to share the screenshots for proving his innocence.

With Utsav sharing more proof of his innocence in the days ahead, we have to see if this is the case of people jumping the gun in this matter. If that's what happens, then it would be a huge dent to the #MeToo movement that is struggling to get acceptance from all quarters.