A furor has been caused on social media platforms due to Mamta Mohandas’ statement about victims of sexual assault and Women in Cinema Collective (WCC).
She blatantly blamed the victims in a recent interview and said, "I don’t know if I should be saying this, but if a woman gets into trouble, I feel somewhere she is responsible for it. Because if I have gotten into any sort of trouble where I have felt that someone has spoken to me with disrespect or in this situation, a sexual assault or a sexual abuse or anything indicative towards that manner, I feel I would have entertained some part of it.”
However, she clarified that she was not pointing fingers at anyone at that point in time and also she did not want anyone to go through it.
She also stated that there should be no need of WCC. To be precise, she said, “It was formed when I wasn’t here. If you ask me would I have been a part of it if I was here, maybe not? It’s not because I am against or for it. I just don’t have an opinion.”
She also opened up about assault cases on actresses. She said “During the press meet, they had asked me what I had to say about the actress assault incident. I said that with my knowledge, it was something that should have been discussed and resolved a few years ago. I know when the issue (between the actor and the assaulted actress) had erupted; it was not when the incident had happened. It was much before that. So, everybody who was part of what happened was very much aware of the mess they were getting into.”