YRF fires Ashish Patil after #MeToo allegations

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]RF fired its business and creative head Ashish Patil in the wake of sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by an aspiring actress. Sources suggest that YRF launched an internal investigation and thought it best to distance themselves from Ashish since allegations leveled against him were serious in nature.

Through an official tweet, Yash Raj Films confirmed Ashish’s termination.

“Yash Raj Films terminated the services of Mr Ashish Patil: Vice President Brand Partnership and Talent Management and Business and Creative Head – Y Films with immediate effect.”

Allegations against Ashish Patil stemmed on October 10 when a Twitter user Japleen Pasricha shared a surviror’s harrassment tale. As per the survivor’s account, Ashish forcibly kissed her on a drive and sought sexual favours in return of film assignments.

 

 

Meanwhile, Ashish had tweeted his innocence and claimed that all allegations were untrue, fabricated, defamatory and agenda driven.