I personally know women who were harassed or assaulted by influencers: Irfan Junejo

Over the last week, multiple men have been ousted as sexual predators and harassers on Twitter

Entertainment Desk July 07, 2020
YouTuber Irfan Junejo. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

Over the last week, multiple men have been ousted as sexual predators and harassers over Twitter. Women are speaking up, many sharing their ordeals of coercion, misconduct and harassment at the hands of a few influential individuals.

While it wasn't anyone who was a known name from the industry, the allegations prompted famous vlogger Irfan Junejo to share his stance on the matter. The YouTuber has always spoken up against the harassment in the industry. This time, he wrote, "I personally know a few women who were harassed or assaulted by a few influencers. I told this to the whole community and nobody did anything. They are still friends with them, they hang out with them and ‘collab’ with them, even after MULTIPLE women accused them."

Explaining why he decided to say mum on the matter, Junejo remarked, "I didn't do anything either because the victims feared defamation notices and so did I. You can't really prove how somebody groped you in your university. The least I could do was distance myself from all of them. That's the ONLY option I had, even after having thousands of followers."

The social media personality added, "Now, imagine what a woman goes through when somebody influential harasses her. If you want her to go to the authorities, tell me one case where that helped. Either every harassment victim that has ever come forward is lying or there's a very convenient loophole there."

Last year, when the case against Ukhano unfolded, Junejo - in a tweet he later deleted - commented, "No person should be able to abuse their powers of influence. I feel deeply for the victims of these actions and hope that they get heard with integrity."

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