ScoopWhoop co-founder booked for sexual harassment
New Delhi: ScoopWhoop co-founder Suparn Pandey has been booked for sexual harassment and criminal intimidation by the Delhi Police on a complaint by a 27-year-old former woman employee. Police said Pandey will be called for questioning soon.
On March 28, the woman filed a complaint at the Vasant Kunj police station that Pandey touched her inappropriately and even sent her obscene videos, police said.
“Pandey has been booked for sexual harassment, using word or gesture to outrage the modesty of woman and criminal intimidation. The woman said when she complained against Pandey in office, her pleas were ignored by the administration,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.
In an official statement, online news portal ScoopWhoop said: “We are extending full cooperation to the police for a full and fair investigation into the matter.”
“ScoopWhoop strongly condemns any kind of harassment at the workplace. We work towards ensuring a safe and secure workplace for all our employees and take any complaints of harassment extremely seriously. We are fully prepared to accept the findings of the investigations and dutifully take necessary action, if (he is) found guilty,” it said.
The matter is also being inquired by ScoopWhoop’s Internal Complaints Committee, it said.