TVF-Arunabh Kumar molestation row: AIB's Rohan Joshi bears the brunt of taking on 'competitor'

After the sexual harassment controversy around The Viral Fever (TVF) CEO Arunabh Kumar, Rohan Joshi of All India Bakchod (AIB) was also accused of molestation.

With the recent surfacing of a sexual harassment controversy around The Viral Fever (TVF) CEO Arunabh Kumar, All India Bakchod (AIB) too came under fire after a second person accused comedian Rohan Joshi of molestation. One Reddit user by the name ‘shadenfreude557’ had claimed that Rohan had attempted to forcefully kiss her and while she attempted to pull away, he groped her breast. The post was taken down within an hour but, it had already caught people’s attention.

The post drew Rohan Joshi’s attention who then denied the accusations against him. He also urged the Mumbai Police to fully investigate the case so as to prove his innocence in the case. He tweeted, “I would like to state categorically that this did not happen. I am open and willing, and even urge @MumbaiPolice to investigate this.”

However, the accuser soon retracted their allegations, acknowledging their falsehood. “I am sorry for my last post. That incident never happened and @mojorojo is a great guy,” the post said. The reason behind this lie was to shed light on bogus accusations made on the internet. Given the recent controversy over the anonymous blog post by a woman who claimed to have been sexually harassed by Arunabh Kumar, the motive was to prove that such posts on the internet have little to no legitimacy.

After finding out the truth behind the allegations, an exasperated Rohan Joshi tweeted:

However, even after the allegations were withdrawn by the accuser, some people continued to point fingers at Rohan, saying that he could just as easily have been guilty. Rohan urged people to conduct an investigation to prove his innocence.