Photos: 8 high-profile sex scandals that made news

Updated: Jun 25, 2017, 08:12 IST
  • Photos: 8 high-profile sex scandals that made news
    Phaneesh Murthy was sacked as IGATE President and CEO for having a relationship with a subordinate employee and a claim of sexual harassment. He was removed from Infosys in 2002 following another sex scandal. Pic/ AFP
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    Back in 2010, former President of Penguin Canada David Davidar was asked to leave his lucrative job at the renowned publishing house after an ex-employee Lisa Rundle alleged that Davidar sexually harassed her for three years. In her statement, Rundle even claimed that at Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2009, Davidar forced his tongue into her mouth
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    In April 2013, a New York court sentenced Indian fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander to five years jail for admittedly forcing oral sex on an aspiring female model under a plea bargain deal. Alexander, already serving 59 years to life in California for molesting 16 would-be models, had originally been charged in Manhattan with sex attacks on 12 women and girls, including first degree rape
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    Former Director General of Haryana Police, S.P.S. Rathore, was convicted and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in December 2009 for molesting a teenager, Ruchika Girhotra, in 1990. Girhotra committed suicide in 1993. Pic/ AFP
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    A trial court, in 1996, found KPS Gill, a former Punjab Director General of Police, guilty of outraging the modesty of a woman IAS officer Rupan Deol Bajaj in 1988. Bajaj had complained that when Gill was once drunk, he had made sexual advances towards her at a party. In 2005, the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of the lower court, which directed Gill to pay Rs. 2 lakh compensation to Bajaj
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    Mark Hurd, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, resigned in August 2010 following an investigation into sexual harassment charges made against him by a former HP contractor. Pic/ AFP
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    In May 2011, a hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo accused former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of forcing her to perform oral sex and trying to rape her when she went to clean his hotel room in Manhattan. Strauss-Kahn was arrested and charged with attempted rape and other crimes, but the charges against him were dropped after New York City prosecutors said Diallo had credibility problems. Kahn was forced to resign as head of the IMF and abandon his plans to run for president in his native France
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    In August 2010, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was accused of sexual assault by two Swedish women, but the charges against him couldn’t be proved. Pic/ AFP
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Time and again, there have been cases in India and abroad, where eminent personalities have been accused of sexual harassment or assault, that have grabbed headlines. A look at 8 such instances...

 

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