IPL molestation row: RCB owner Sidhartha Mallya gets legal notice

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IPL molestation row: RCB owner Sidhartha Mallya gets legal noticeMay 19 Mumbai: An American woman who was allegedly molested by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Luke Pomersbach has issued notice to the team’s owner Sidhartha Mallya seeking his apology for his tweets questioning her character.

The victim Zohail Hameed’s lawyer Rajnessh Chopra told that they have sent a legal notice to Sidhartha Mallya on the derogatory remarks he made on Twitter. She has sought Mallya’s unconditional apology too.

On Friday, RCB owner Sidhartha Mallya tweeted: “The girl who is accusing Luke is saying he hit her ‘fiance’… what a load of f****** s***. She was all over me last night and asked for my bbm (blackberry messenger) pin, so if he was her fiance she wasn’t exactly behaving like a future wife.”

Pomersbach is alleged to have molested the woman at the ITC Maurya Hotel here early Friday morning and beaten her fiance Sahil Peerzada.

Delhi Police registered a case of molestation against Pomersbach, who was later released on bail by a city court.

On Friday, women leaders and activists also criticised Sidhartha Mallya for his comments casting aspersions on the character of an American woman who alleged that a cricketer molested her.

His comments came following the arrest of Australian player Luke Pomersbach on a charge of molesting the woman and attacking her fiance.

Siddharth, director of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore set up by his father Vijay Mallya, accused her of talking nonsense and went on to say “she was all over me last night and asked for my BBM (blackberry messenger) pin”.

Reacting to his tweets, women activist Ranjana Kumari said nobody has a right to sexually assault her.

“This kind of juvenile irresponsible behaviour will not be acceptable in the country whosoever the person may be. He must apologise to the women of the country,” she said.

Whatever her profession or character or her background, Kumari said nobody is supposed to ask questions. “What he is doing by tweeting and behaving the way he is behaving, it is insulting woman.

“By insulting women, he becomes an accomplice of a criminal because sexual assault is a criminal act. If some player has done it who belongs to his team or his father’s team, he is trying to protect the player by doing that he should also be arrested,” she said.

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