KERALA: The Kerala High Court ordered Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu to produce his return tickets to India so that it can hear him and consider his plea for anticipatory bail in the case where an actress accused him of sexually exploiting her.
Justice Gopinath P. orally directed the actor to make himself available to the jurisdiction of the court.
“He was like a monster to me,” the de facto complainant is reported to have mentioned in her statement. As per her statement, the actor ‘gained her trust by being friendly and advising her’ when she was a newcomer in the industry. She added that he sexually exploited her under the guise of being a ‘savior’ to her when it came to personal and professional issues.
Last month, Kochi city police registered a rape case against the actor. The complaint was filed by a young woman actor. Subsequently, the actor left for the United Arab Emirates. Police had also issued a lookout notice against Babu, who faced another case on charges of exposing the identity of the rape survivor.
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