The allegations of sex abuse made by four female dancers against Actor and Producer Eri Swamy took a curious turn today as the actor has demanded all the allegations made against him.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, Eriswamy who is co-producing the film Guna has not only denied all the charges made against him, but has also alleged that the dancers themselves had used abusive words against him.
In a press statement released to the press, Mr Eri Swamy has said that he was busy in the dubbing work of is film on last friday at the Abbaiah Naidu Studios, when the four dancers who were working for the dance sequence of Pallakki had stormed into the dubbing theatre to create disturbance. The actor who is being launched in the film Guna also added that it was the four female dancers who had provoked him and abused him. "They told me that I am looking like a Monkey and unfit to play the lead role in the film.
[an error occurred while processing this directive]They also demanded that I show them the song sequences of the film, though I was busy in the dubbing work of my film in the neighbouring Karisubbu studios. Despite their imtemparate outbursts made against me, I remained calm and composed. They alleged that I had possessed weapons to harm them, but when I went straight to the nearby Hoysala police van to get checked of all my belongings. The police found that I had no weapons.
Then the dancers got a phone call from Ashok, the president of Okkoota that they have to call off their agitation. The next day I found in news papers that I have become a target of their attack. It is shameful on their part to charge me with such acts which I have not committed in my life time. I am also a politician and knows how to behave in the public. They wanted to tarnish my image and now I have to publicly state what had really happened on that day' said Eri Swamy.
Meanwhile, the dancers are continuing with their agitational programme of not working in any films till Eri Swamy seeks an apology for his behaviour.