Arunabh Kumar, accused of sexual harassment, steps down as TVF CEO (Source: PTI)
Arunabh Kumar, founder of The Viral Fever (TVF), has decided to step down as the CEO of entertainment firm in response to accusation made by a former employee for sexually harassing her when she was working for the company between 2014 and 2016.
He posted an update on Twitter, continuing to deny the charges made against him, and said he has “confidence that the truth will prevail”.
TVF also declared the claims “false, baseless and unverified”. “We take a lot of pride in our team and in making TVF a safe workplace that is equally comfortable for women and men. We will leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations.”
In April, Kumar was granted interim relief from arrest by the Dindoshi Sessions Court in Mumbai. A case had been lodged against him at a police station in Andheri East on March 29 after multiple women accused him of harassing them.
After Kumar's resignation The Viral Fever Videos announced the appointment of Dhawal Gusain as the company’s new chief executive officer.
Gusain has been with TVF since 2015 as the chief operating officer of the company. A B-Tech from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Gusain has worked with numerous companies across various sectors.