A female actor in the Malayalam film industry has accused actor Vijay Babu of sexually assaulting her for over one month. The victim has alleged that the accused, Vijay Babu, physically assaulted her and sexually exploited her from March 13 to April 14, 2022.
However, Vijay Babu, in his Facebook Live post, has dismissed these allegations and said that he has not done anything wrong. Further, he said that he would file a defamation suit and “won’t let her go that easily.”
The actress/victim, in a post on the Facebook group named Women Against Sexual Harassment, has elaborated the details of the alleged sexual assault.
The victim, in the post, began by saying that she had known him for a few years in the industry and had worked together with him for a movie.
She alleged that throughout this time she had gained her trust by being friendly and advising her, as she was a newcomer in the film industry with no proper guidance.
“He behaved like my savior for my personal and professional problems but, under the guise, he has sexually exploited me,” claimed the victim.
The victim alleged that the accused, Vijay Babu, had intoxicated her and sexually abused her without consent.
“Whenever I was aware, I refused consent to sex. But for him it was never an issue and, disregarding my protest, he has raped me several times during the past one-and-a half months,” she said.
“When I was incapable of saying yes or no consciously, I used my body as a tool for his pleasure. He has forced himself on me and even forced me into oral sex in a car against my will. I was in a state of shock, incapable of talking or responding, ”the victim said on her Facebook post.
“I was under his control and was scared to speak up because of the clout, influence and power he wielded in the film industry. It was a trap to use me,” says the victim.
PHYSICAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS
The victim also detailed the assault that Vijay Babu allegedly did to her.
“One day, for denying sex, I have stamped forcefully on my stomach when I was on my periods. He spit sputum on my face and forced himself on me against my will. I was too traumatized to realize what was happening at that time but today I realized I was subjected to rape,” alleged the victim.
The victim also revealed that she had discovered that there were several other women who had been subjected to this trap by Vijay Babu.
“He has recorded a nude video of mine and threatened me with its consequences and also threatened my life. I fear for his blackmail from him and for my safety from him. I am not keeping my mouth shut anymore. I can’t take this pain anymore. I strongly believe I will get justice for the sexual and physical assaults I have gone through by Vijay Babu. No one should go through this pain and trauma anymore in their life,” she said.
“I ask all the women who had this experience from him and are silenced to speak up because together we can stop him from exploiting another girl,” she said in the post.
The rape case against Malayalam actor and producer Vijay Babu has shocked the Malayalam Industry. The Ernakulam South police had registered a case against Vijay Babu on April 22, based on a complaint lodged by a young woman actress.
In the complaint, she alleged that Vijaya Babu tortured her several times at his apartment in Ernakulam on a promise that she would get lots of opportunities from him in the cinema industry. Later, Vijay Babu was charged with rape and causing grievous bodily harm. The police have not yet been able to question Vijaya Babu.
However, on April 26, Vijay Babu came on Facebook live and alleged that the young woman actress was torturing him. Vijaya Babu also alleged that he was the ‘real victim’ and revealed the identity of the young actress. Vijay Babu said he had enough evidence against the girl.