Ex-AIB Comedian Utsav Chakraborty Called Out For Sexual Harassment; AIB De-Lists Videos!

Ex-AIB Comedian Utsav Chakraborty Called Out For Sexual Harassment; AIB De-Lists Videos!

Ex-AIB stand-up comic Utsav Chakraborty  accused of sexual harassment by women on Twitter. AIB accepts they were well aware of Utsav’s behaviour.

Stand-up comedian Utsav Chakraborty who has also featured in several of comedy group AIB’s videos has been accused of sexual harassment by several women who turned to social media to share their experiences. These allegations surfaced in a Twitter thread where the appalling behaviour of a large group of Indian men on a cruise in Australia was being discussed.

In the Twitter thread several women accused Utsav of sending unsolicited pictures of his genitals to women and to young girls and asking for same in return. As soon as this news started circulating, comedy group AIB whose videos Utsav has been a part of have been de-listed from their YouTube channel. In fact, AIB even issued a statement saying:

“We are also aware that by extending safe working spaces and a collaborative environment to people like Utsav, we have contributed towards a toxic environment that can be scary and unsafe for women.”

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This is not all, further, in another statement AIB revealed their side of the story. As per several rumours, members of AIB were well aware of Utsav’s behaviour and cases of sexual harassment but still chose to work with him. Shedding light on that the statement revealed that a woman came forward and narrated her experience to comedian Tanmay Bhat but chose not to act against Utsav. And out of respect nobody from the AIB team was told about the incident.

The statement clearly says that AIB continued working with Utsav as he was a freelancer despite knowing his actions and for that the comedy group has apologized.

As the thread of women sharing their experiences went viral, comedian Abhishek Upmanyu and Twitter’s Trendulkar a.k.a Apoorv Sood also shared their views on the comedian.

In a series of tweets, comedian Abhishek Upmanyu stated that what everyone is saying is true. He even shared screenshots of his conversation with Utsav. Abhishek ended his twitter rant by stating that Utsav has brought shame to the entire industry.

Face behind twitter’s Trendulkar account Apoorv Sood shared that Utsav privately messaged his girlfriend asking for ‘perverted relationship advice’.

Amidst everyone who is busy pointing out Utsav Chakraborty’s obvious faults, the comedian has decided to bare his heart on Twitter.

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Through a series of tweet, Utsav stated that he is sorry and emphasised on the fact that he never asked an underage young girl for nude pictures.

Within 24 hrs of the allegations were made, several comedian personalities tweeted about Utsav. Kaneez Surkha, Varun Grover, Aditi Mittal all called out against the disgraced comedian.


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