Quit AMMA on my own; Dileep contrasts association chief’s statement

Actor Dileep, in a Facebook post, said he resigned from AMMA on his own

Thiruvananthapuram: 

Malayalam actor Dileep, who was accused of sexually assaulting a South Indian actress last year, has claimed that he quit the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) on his own and that the Artists body had not demanded his resignation.

The actor, in a Facebook post, had released his resignation letter, saying he decided to quit the film body to put an end to controversies that he was trying to tarnish the body’s name.

Actor Mohanlal, the chief of AMMA, during a press meet on October 19 had said that Dileep’s resignation was sought after demands by the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) members that he should quit the association.

“Dileep has resigned and his resignation has been accepted,” the AMMA chief had said.

Actress and WCC leader Revathy had recently said AMMA was continuing its apathetic stand to the survivor at a time when the nation and its film industry were extending full support to women in the #MeToo campaign.

Actress and WCC leader Revathy had recently said AMMA was continuing its “apathetic” stand to the survivor at a time when the nation and its film industry were extending full support to women in the #MeToo campaign.

 

A platform of women actors, directors, script writers and singers of the Malayalam industry, the WCC was launched soon after the actress’ assault incident, to ensure gender justice and safeguard women’s rights in the film world