Malayalam actor Vijay Babu accused of sexual assault, says ‘it is I who is suffering’
The victim filed a case against Vijay Babu on April 22 for being physically assaulted and sexually exploited by the latter from March 13 to April 14, 2022.
New Delhi: Malayalam actor and producer, Vijay Babu has been booked for an alleged rape case after a woman who is also an actor has accused him of physical assault. However, Vijay Babu has denied the allegations and stated that he “won’t let her get away easily.”
The victim filed a case against Vijay Babu on April 22 for being physically assaulted and sexually exploited by the latter from March 13 to April 14, 2022. The woman detailed her alleged sexual assault in a post on the Facebook group named Women Against Sexual Harassment.
The victim reported that Vijay Babu had tortured her multiple times at his apartment in Ernakulam, promising her to provide better opportunities in the film industry. Later, Vijay Babu was charged with rape and causing serious physical harm. However, the police were not able to question him regarding the matter.
The woman began her post by saying that she had known Vijay Babu for a few years in the industry and also worked together for a movie. She alleged that all these years he 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 saviour for my personal and professional problems but sexually exploited me,” claimed the victim.
Physical assault allegations
The woman accused Vijay Babu of assaulting her after she refused to have sex with him. She said, “One day he stamped on my stomach when I refused to have sex on my periods. He spat on my face and forced himself on me. I was too traumatised to realise what was happening at that time but today I realise I was raped.”
“He had recorded a nude video of mine and threatened me with it. I was scared for my safety. I am not keeping my mouth shut anymore. I can’t take this pain anymore. I strongly believe I will get justice. No one should go through this pain and trauma in their life,” she added.
What Vijay Babu said?
On April 26, Vijay Babu came live on Facebook and stated that it is he, who is the ‘real victim’ and accused the woman of torturing him. He also revealed the identity of the victim.
“I haven’t done anything wrong. I’m the victim. The law of this country protects her and she is at ease while I’m the one who is suffering,” he said.
“I will file a defamation case. I won’t let her get away that easily. I can share all the proof I have, but I won’t because I don’t want to cause damage to her family. I’m answerable only to my wife, mother, sister and friends. And I don’t want this to end with a piece of small news saying, ‘Vijay Babu found not guilty’,” he added.
Talking about the allegations, he said, “She came for an audition and got her role. All these talks about casting couch and all… it is I who is suffering.”
“She started sending messages saying she was depressed. From December till March 2021. I have all her messages, and over 400 screenshots. Whatever allegations she may have, rape or consensual, I have all on record,” he added.
Following the complaint, the Ernakulam South police had registered a case against Vijay Babu on April 22.