In a statement the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) has expressed their disappointment over AMMA’s recent actions.
“We welcome the news that Shri. Dileep, an alleged accused in the survivor's case of sexual assault is no longer a member of A.M.M.A.; but have to express our disappointment at the way the Executive Committee of A.M.M.A has stepped away from taking rightful action prescribed in their byelaws by revoking the suspension of Shri Dileep that would have set a clear precedent for such cases in the future. Further the EC has chosen to continue ignoring its role and responsibility in triggering the resignation of the Survivor and her three colleagues who resigned in protest of the decision to reinstate Shri.Dileep,” says WCC.
WCC has demanded for the need to bring grievance redressal systems.
“We condemn any attempt to deny the existence of sexual harassment in the Malayalam film industry and reject any attempts to normalize such oppressive behavior in our working environment,” says WCC on the #MeToo campaign.
WCC has expressed their support to Ms. Sridevika, Ms. Divya Gopinath and Ms. Shruthi Hariharan for speaking up against atrocities at workplace.