The Indian Premier League molestation controversy intensified with a legal notice being served to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team director Siddharth Mallya for his derogatory comments about the victim, who allegedly accused cricketer Luke Pomersbach, who plays for RCB, of physically harassing her.
Rajneesh Chopra, the victim's lawyer, said that a notice had been sent to Sidhartha Mallya asking him to apologize for his comments on Twitter. And he added that a defamation suit shall be lodged against him, in case he refuses to apologize.
Sidhartha Mallya, son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, on Friday via twitter questioned the character of the girl, who had accused one of his team players of molestation, "The girl who is accusing Luke is saying he hit her 'fiance'... what a load of f****** s***."
"She was all over me last night and asked for my bbm (blackberry messenger) pin, so if he was her fiance she wasn't exactly behaving like a future wife," he tweeted.
An Indian origin American woman has alleged that Pomersbach sexually harassed her at ITC Maurya hotel in Mumbai, where she and her fiancé were invited for a drink by the accused player, along with some common friends. She had also said that the Australian cricketer roughed up her fiancé, when he tried to stop him from molesting her.
Pomersbach was released on inter bail hours after being arrested. However, he has denied all the charges against him.
A case has been registered against Pomersbach under various sections of IPC including section 354 of IPC (outraging modesty of woman), 323 (hurt), 454 (lurking house trespass) and 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment).