Sandalwood actress Samyuktha Hegde, who had recently accused Congress member and lake activist Kavitha Reddy of moral policing, has now withdrawn her complaint against her alleged assaulter.
It can be recalled that on Saturday, the actress had filed a complaint against Reddy after the latter and a group of people allegedly harassed her and her friends at Bengaluru's Agara Lake. The incident was captured by the Hegde on her phone, which she later posted to her Instagram account.
It seems that the actress has now had a change of heart and has taken back her complaint.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, September 8, the actress uploaded a statement that read, "...I really really appreciate all the support I’ve been getting, all the love, all the posts, all the trolls, all the tweets that gave this voice an amplifier... Let’s be clear, Kavitha Reddy’s apology was not satisfactory or genuine, She had not taken down her posts or tweets for 16 hours after issuing a public apology which shows how casual she was about this apology and had clearly done this under pressure as it was affecting her public image and many of you have also pointed this out. However, I want the focus of this issue to not be on her or me or the incident, I hope this goes a small way in working on greater freedom for women every where around. I've consulted with my family and also keeping Kavitha Reddy’s age in mind, I am not interested and don't want to pusure my case against her and I have formally requested the police yesterday about the same . However, I want to be clear: I still hope that strong action is taken against Anil Reddy and the others with him, who threatened and abused us at the park and made us feel so helpless. NOBODY IN THE WORLD HAS A RIGHT TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE THAT AND IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED ANYMORE [sic]"
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The incident at Agara Lake sent shockwaves amidst the ongoing drug scandal that has plagued the Sandalwood industry. However, the actress received support from actresses Shraddha Srinath, Sruthi Hariharan, and Kajal Aggarwal.
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