An Air India Air hostess has now accused a senior executive of sexual harassment at their work place. She has also written a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and also copied Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on it. Suresh tweeted on the issue,”Asked Air India CMD to immediately address the issue. If necessary, will appoint another committee”. She has alleged that the management didn’t her offer her help seriously in the matter. She wrote a letter on May 25, detailing her experiences, “This senior executive is a predator and has sexually propositioned me, abused me, used abusive languages on other women in my presence, spoken of sexual acts with me and other women in my presence in office premises.”
She also brought the parallel of two high profile abusers in recent times, and drew comparison with the unnamed executive to Harvery Weinstein and Bill Cosby.
She stated in the letter, “I used the internal processes because I did not want to attract publicity or attention, in the media or the Airline, but 6 years of torture and 9 months of torturous delay and cover-ups have left me frustrated.” She has also accused the management of denying her the privilege that her position deserves, after she had rejected the employee’s advances toward her. She has said that she’ll reveal the name of the culprit to the Aviation minister, but has asked for a meeting with him to discuss the matter. However, the ministers have talked and have come forward to help her. Sexual Harassment in work place is an offence and the accused if found guilty could lose his job.