FIR Lodged Against ScoopWhoop Co-Founder Following Sexual Harassment Complaint By Former Employee

This post has been updated to include ScoopWhoop’s official statement on allegation against its co-founder: “The company is adhering to the rules and regulations set forth by the Hon. Supreme Court of India and the law of the land against sexual harassment at workplace and the investigation is ongoing. As an FIR has also been filed separately by the complainant, and the police investigation is ongoing, we are extending full cooperation to the police to conduct a full and fair investigation into the matter.” Read the full statement here.

A former employee of viral content publisher ScoopWhoop has accused one of its co founders, Suparn Pandey, of sexually harassing her for over a period of almost two years. An FIR has been filed against Pandey under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354 A (sexual harassment), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman), and 506 (criminal intimidation), Catch News reported today.

The accusation against ScoopWhoop’s Pandey comes close on the heels of two police complaints relating to sexual harassment being filed in Mumbai against The Viral Fever CEO and founder Arunabh Kumar, last month.

The former employee of ScoopWhoop has also accused co founders Sattvik Mishra and Sriparna Tikekar of abetting harassment, and refusing to take action even though she approached them several times to voice her concerns about Pandey’s alleged harassment.

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