As the #MeToo movement elevates publicity in India, evidently arouse comedy collective AIB is being out for being a chauvinist boys club.
In a proclamation, the administration exposed that co-founder and CEO Tanmay Bhat will not be linked with them awaiting supplementary notice and that one more founding member, Gursimran Khamba has been a provisional leave of absence until there is further transparency.
— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) October 8, 2018
The Human resources head, Vidhi Jotwani told that this means Tanmay will not be involved with the day to day functioning of AIB or in any other manner. It doesn’t say suspended or fired, just that he will not be involved with every day workflow.
Bhat has come under fire for not acting on complaints against Utsav Chakraborty, a YouTuber and ex-AIB member who was called out on social media last week. He tweeted a confession after the charges came to radiance:
A statement ; We're sorry pic.twitter.com/Lpa9HKyORb
— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) October 5, 2018
After confronting Utsav, he said he sent the picture by accident, later called the victim crying, apologizing, hence harassing her further. I should've ended ties then, and I didn't, and it is my fault. I'm truly sorry. I should've acted stronger.
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) October 5, 2018
Khamba alternatively was blamed of powerfully trying to “make out” with a woman, who wished to stay anonymous:
— harnidh|孔知韵 (@PedestrianPoet) October 8, 2018
He later posted on Instagram refusing claims of sexual harassment:
As two senior partners move away from the organization, “truthfully, we do not know what this means for the future of AIB or whether there is one”, the statement said, adding that the two remaining founders, Ashish Shakya and Rohan Joshi as well as other “senior team members” would try to answer this question over the next few months.