In a Tamil tweet, the veteran lyricist said, “spreading wrong information on popular personalities is becoming a trend across the country. I am being insulted continuously.”
“This too is one among them. I am not bothered about anything which is not true. But time will tell the truth,” he added.
Reacting to this, Chinmayi, who is a popular singer and dubbing artiste, has called Vairamuthu a ‘liar’.
Chinmayi has taken a strong stand against Vairamuthu and said that she stands by her claims that he is a harasser.
In a series or Tweets with the #metoo, she has said the ace lyricist is known for his notorious behaviour with women.
The singer has been receiving so much support about the claims that she has made. People have been asking to conduct a proper investigation in the issue.
A woman said in her charge against the lyricist: ‘He came closer I was sitting in one of those big couches in his besant nagar house huge meeting room. And he almost kissed.’
She also said that everyone in the industry is aware of Vairamuthu’s behaviour with women, but no one would dare speak against him because of his political connections.
Another woman posted: ‘We don’t know each other. But my name is ******. I am writing to you because want to add to the allegations against Vairamuthu. He is a predator. I was hardly 18/19 years old (still in college) when he on the pretext of appreciating my work called me to his office, a pad on the top floor at Seethammal colony. I went as he was a senior writer and I thought of him really like a grand father figure (that’s the age difference between us).
It didn’t even cross my mind that he could be dangerous. But soon as I entered he locked the door behind him and tried to touch me. I made an excuse and ran out. Later that week he called me and told me to not tell his wife who also I knew, as our family was introduced to her earlier at a function. I told him to never harass me again and I left it there. Today, after reading the message from the other girl, my heart has picked up the courage to say this out loud. Please please kindly avoid my name coming out as I have already faced too much flake in life for speaking up and I’m in no mental strength to take public lashing anymore.
But I wanted to and feel deeply relieved to share my sad secret. We women live with so much burden. Apart from the abuse, it is the backlash of shame, speculation from our society that hurts us the most. I’m Sending this mesg to add strength to the other girl’s story. Please avoid my name, if you must at all add my story to it.’
Sexual charges were also made against actor Radha Ravi and others.