Shoma Chaudhary’s pathetic response (in Press Conference) to Rape allegation against Tarun Tejpal
The moment I confronted Tarun about this very very angrily, he had a different version, but I demanded an apology over this. The moment I confronted Tarun about this he had a different version. It was also decided that he would step down, because even if it was consensual, it was a transgression of his role. I have only acted in victim's interest. Overrode Tarun Tejpal's version of events I confronted Tejpal very angrily when I heard. He gave a different version of events: I asked for an unconditional apology immediately. Matter resolved within three days Tarun Tejpal had digressed, as a leader had betrayed faith of all journalists After the letter was leaked, it was not possible to take any action the victim said she accepted the apology and felt no further need for vengeance But now victim has said that she's not happy, so both versions will be presented before committee The crime has happened to the girl, not to society, I answer and take care of her I am not here to defend or judge, I am here to address the issues of the girl Contrary to everything you all have said, she only wanted an institutional response Tarun Tejpal is in the country, he will speak to the committee now Why will Tarun Tejpal run away, he will address the committee. How is the editor of Tehelka stepping down an attempt to hush up events? There are other ways of dealing with things rather than the criminal prosecution route
Second Round of statements by Shoma Chaudhary
I feel betrayal and vitriol but on different grounds. I had asked for an unconditional apology.