|Singer-dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripada, who spearheaded the #MeToo movement that made serious sexual charges against celebrities, was also expelled from the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union, stating that she had failed to renew her membership.|
The union was headed by veteran Radha Ravi, who too faced charges under #MeToo. Now, a Chennai court has issued an order in favour of the singer in a case she had filed against the union.
The city civil court has granted an interim stay against her ouster from the union. Chinmayi said in a tweet: “I have been awarded an interim stay order by the Honble Court regarding my ban from the Tamilnadu Dubbing Union.”
She added: “It is a long legal battle ahead. Hope justice will prevail. Thank you.” Recently, Chinmayi escalated her complaint to the Central government.
In a tweet to Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, the singer-dubbing artiste said, “Maam, it’s been 4 months since I named Mr Vairamuthu as my predator. I have since then been banned from work in the TN Film Industry (Dubbing Union). The law as of today doesn’t allow me to file a case. Please give me a solution.”
She has also tagged the National Commission for Women and the Prime Minister’s office in her tweet. Maneka has promptly responded to Chinmayi and assured of action.
“I have taken up your case with @NCWIndia. Kindly DM your contact details,” Maneka said.