Accused of sex abuse, L. Subramaniam plans legal action

Bangalore, Sept. 8: Three days after he was accused of sexual harassment by his domestic help, eminent violinist L. Subramaniam said he would take legal action and that she was trying to divert attention from a theft case.

"The maid has issued a false complaint against me to divert the attention from the case of theft. I intend to take legal action against all those who are trying to spread these baseless allegations," Subramaniam said in a statement from his home here on Tuesday night.

Subramaniam, who is married to Bollywood playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, had on September 2 filed a complaint of theft at his home against the maid, who used to do household chores, at the Sanjayanagar Police Station in Bangalore. He accused her of stealing cash and valuables worth Rs.6 lakh.

The maid had been engaged through an agency.

But on September 5 evening, the maid filed a complaint of sexual harassment against him and then approached a newspaper, which printed her allegations in their afternoon edition Sep 6.

In a statement made to police, Subramaniam said the maid's lifestyle had changed overtime, which made him suspect her of theft.

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