TVF sexual harassment case: The Viral Fever (TVF) co-founder and CEO, Arunabh Kumar resigned from all posts on Friday afternoon – he was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee, a few months ago. Arunabh made this announcement through his Twitter handle where he posted a long message revealing what he went through over the last few months. “TVF was, is and always will be larger than any one individual and I believe we have only just started on our path-breaking journey to be a young global organisation. In the wake of the recent personal attacks, what really breaks me is the blemish on the brand’s true promise. I have therefore taken the decision to step down as the CEO of TVF. I will be available as a mentor for the content team as they continue to deliver the stories you love us for,” he wrote.
Kumar also announced that Dhawal Gusain will take over as the new CEO of TVF. “I transition from this role knowing that TVF is in safe hands, handing over the reins to Dhawan Gusain, who will take on the mantle as the CEO of TVF. Dhawal has sharp business acumen and, together with our leadership team, will keep working tirelessly to scale TVF to greater heights and bring a renewed ambition and zeal to make TVF the best place to work at, for both women and men,” Kumar added in a long post.
— Arunabh Kumar (@TheQtiyapaGuy) June 16, 2017
He concluded by thanking the users for consistently standing with the team during their tough times and added that TVF is nothing without them. Earlier this year, an ex-employee of online entertainment channel The Viral Fever (TVF) had accused Arunabh Kumar of molesting her over the last two years, while she was working there. The woman, in a blog titled The Indian Uber – That is TVF’, gave several instances of molestation by the accused. The allegations were refuted by the company.