Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar quits after sexual harassment charges

TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar quits after sexual harassment charges

Arunabh Kumar's decision to step down as the CEO came almost three months after he was accused of molestation.

Based on complaint filed by the former employee of the company, the Mumbai Police had registered a case against Arunabh Kumar on March 29.

TVF, known for its satirical takes on Indian politics, movies, lifestyle and the social system, on Friday announced the appointment of Dhawal Gusain as the company's new CEO.

In a letter posted on his Twitter handle, Kumar wrote that he was hurt by "personal attacks" made against him as it "blemished" the TVF's brand image.

Meanwhile, Arunabh will continue to work with the content team as a mentor.

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TVF was founded in 2010 by IIT Kharagpur alumnus Kumar. Dhawal has reportedly been with TVF since 2015 and held the position of the COO. After this, several other women also came forward with allegations abput his conduct at the workplace. In the past, Gusain, who graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with an MBA, has served with Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), PwC's Strategy& and DropThought.

TVF, a VoD platform which had previous year received Rs 660 million investment from Tiger Global Management Llc, TVF, has elevated Dhawal Gusain as the CEO.

Kumar is named as an accused in another case filed before the Versova police on charges of sexually harassing another woman at the TVF office in 2014. We will leave no stone unturned to find the authors of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations.

Arunabh Kumar, founder and CEO of The Viral Fever (TVF) Media Labs, was granted anticipatory bail by a sessions court on Monday in the molestation.

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