'The Indian Uber - That is TVF' author says 21 days into the job, she was sexually harassed the first time; after which, sexual advances by Kumar got routine.
Kumar did not respond to calls for comment. The company denied all allegations made against it and its team. "We take a lot of pride in our team and in making TVF a safe workplace that is equally comfortable for women and men," the company said in an email.
It would "find the author of the article and bring her to severe justice" for "false allegations". The person has written that Kumar knows her identity.
Aditi Singh, communications manager at TVF, said the TVF statement dismissing allegations was not based on an investigation and no one matching the person’s profile in the post was ever employed at the company. Later, she said the company was investigating the issue and would not like to comment immediately.
“After working for two straight nights, I wake up to an unverified article written by a non-existent person. People sharing, calling us names,” wrote Biswapati Sarkar, co-founder at TVF, on microblogging platform Twitter. “It makes for a great fictional story. I'm sure more anonymous 'ex-TVF' employee stories will drop in.”
TVF's shows such as Bachelors and Pitchers have seen success in the online entertainment space. The company has raised $10 million from Tiger Global.
Awestruck by IIT Kharagpur's Kumar, she says he recruited her at the age of 22. According to her, Kumar hails from the same hometown of Muzaffarpur in Bihar.
The person says dropping out prompted calls from the legal department that she stood in breach of her contract. The reminders keep coming to this day, she claims.