Days after TVF responded to an anonymous post alleging harassment by it founder Arunabh Kumar, another response from the company was released today.
However, DNA reports the second response from the team, which is very different .
Here's what they have to say:
Thank you for reaching out to us.
It’s been a tough couple of days for us at TVF, as you would know. We needed to first & foremost take care of our internal team that has been most impacted by the recent events.
Yes, there have been allegations of misbehavior against our Founder, from several women. When the first blog appeared on March 12th, it shocked all of us including our extended set of associates. The allegations were severe. We were confused & taken aback.
The blog alleged that he/she was an employee with the organization & even indicated specific content production they were a part of. We immediately began checking the facts internally.
We did send out an instant response, which may have been a bit too quick & emotional. We recognize that we should have handled that response better. However, it is a fact that we have found no records of any such person on our pay roll, in that given time period, as described in the blog.
Even as we were dealing with the first episode, several other allegations surfaced soon thereafter. Please know that we are sincerely looking into each one of them. We are committed to getting to the bottom of these allegations. Many of you have asked so we would like to confirm that yes, we have an ICC Committee set up in each location.
We as a team of 240 strong professionals are determined to work hard in winning your love back. We will do everything in our capacity to learn & get better, get bigger. Give us that chance.
The Corporate Communication Team
Following the anonymous post by the Indian Fowler, numerous other women alleging harassment by Arunabh Kumar came forward.
While Kumar denied the claims, many of his colleagues defended him saying that TVF is probably the best place for women to work.
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