The Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women has issued a summons to actor and filmmaker K Bhagyaraj to appear before it for a hearing on Monday in connection with the alleged misogynistic comments he had made against women recently.
Recently, while talking to the media at a promotional event of a film, Bhagyaraj had stated that women invite men to sexually assault them and give them space to do such mistakes. He went on to ask why men are always blamed for assaults, while women encourage them to do so, allegedly in connection with the Pollachi sexual assault case.
His misogynistic comments received heavy backlash from the public and several women organisations had demanded action against him for the comments. The movie he was promoting is said to be inspired by the Pollachi sexual assault incident that was reported in February. The movie reportedly features a woman who was duped by a man who she met online.