A woman from Miryalaguda recently filed a complaint in Hyderabad's Panjagutta police station stating that she was sexually harassed by 140 people. Well, it is indeed a serious incident that happened in Hyderabad. But some web portals and YouTube channels made shocking claims about famous TV anchor Pradeep Machiraju, saying that Machiraju's name was also mentioned in the FIR.
After these allegations, Pradeep Machiraju has issued a strong video statement in which the TV personality stated that he will take action against those, who have been sharing such baseless reports.
Pradeep Machiraju Says The Allegations Are Baseless
In the video statement, Pradeep Machiraju said that the allegations that have been levelled against him in web portals and YouTube channels are baseless. "I am pained by the baseless allegations," he said. The TV personality also claimed that portals have been using his photos inappropriately and asked them to verify any piece of information before publishing.
Pradeep Says Such Reports Are Raping Him Mentally
Pradeep expressed concern over his family. "If I or any of my family members are affected by all this, who is going to be responsible for our trauma?," the anchor questioned. The anchor considers social media as a wonderful weapon. However, he also feels that it has been misused. He addressed online portals and said, "You are raping me mentally."
Pradeep Machiraju On Taking Action Against Web Portals
The TV anchor got miffed with the allegations and he has decided to take action against the web portals. In the statement, Pradeep Machiraju said, "I will definitely drag everyone who is responsible for this irresponsible trolling and reportage."
Pradeep On Sensationalism
Machiraju admitted that he is a self-made man and has always been focusing on entertaining people. However, the anchor believes that sensationalism in the media affects his personal life. While recalling an incident that happened with him in the past, Pradeep said, "When I injured my leg in the past, some YouTube channels went to the town saying that my days were numbered. Do you know how much it pains my family members?"
Watch the video here