Allegations of sexual harassment against Khamba
On October 8, an anonymous woman on the social media claimed that Khamba forced himself on her on multiple occasions. She also alleged that Khamba on various occasions “drunk dialled her”, he also emotionally blackmailed and abused her.
In the wake of the outrage, Khamba responded to the allegations saying that he is apologetic for his inappropriate behaviour which he calls “uncalled for”, as reported by The Quint.
Misconduct by Tanmay
On October 4, AIB ex-member, comedian and YouTuber, Utsav Chakraborty was accused of sending unsolicited sexually explicit messages and pictures to girls, including a minor. The allegations came up on the twitter thread where a writer-comedian shared accounts of women claiming that they have received explicit photographs from Utsav, as reported by the Hindustan Times.
However, Utsav denied the accusations, and in his response, he said that the matter “needs context”. He said, “Literally everyone I know has turned against me, and I don’t blame them for that. But, the whole thing is far more complicated than it appears” and “needs an incredible amount of context.”
Soon after this AIB group came up with a lengthy statement saying that they are carefully looking into the matter. The statement also mentioned that Tanmay knew about the allegations and had also confronted Utsav in the past about the same. However, AIB continued working with Utsav.