23-year-old alleges rape by ‘director’ in Mumbai | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: A 23-year-old woman has accused a Vasai man of repeatedly raping her after promising her roles in Bhojpuri films. Three members of his family have also been booked for assaulting the woman.
In her complaint to the newly opened Naigaon police station, the woman, who claims to be a struggling actor, said she met the 28-year-old accused around four years ago. He claimed to be a casting director.
In her complaint, she said the accused promised to marry her and even introduced her to his family. They got into a sexual relationship and he allegedly extorted money from her after threatening to make their intimate videos viral.
She stated in her complaint that the accused extorted over Rs 10 lakh from her. She alleged that he physically tortured her when she refused to pay him money. She said the accused’s mother, sister and brother assaulted her when she demanded her money. A case of rape and assault has been registered.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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