지난주 뭄바이 법원에서 발리우드 여배우에 대한 외설 혐의가 기각됐다., BBC 보도.
Shetty에 대한 혐의, 46, 지배당했다 “근거 없는,” and the court found that she was a victim of an unwanted advance from Gere, 에 따르면 콘센트.
Shetty, who first skyrocketed to fame in India after appearing on “Celebrity Big Brother” in the United Kingdom was previously accused of being a “perpetrator” for not doing more to resist Gere’s public kiss at the time it happened.
The smooch took place in 2007 when Gere, 지금 72, planted a kiss on Shetty’s cheek at an Aids awareness event in Delhi, 인도. The event was organized by Truckers Corporation of India Foundation and HIV-AIDS advocacy organization Heroes Project to help create awareness on unsafe sexual practices amongst the truckers community and prevention of the spread of HIV-AIDS.
An arrest warrant was issued for Gere. 하나, it was thrown out by India’s Supreme Court not long after and the claims against him were dismissed as being filed against the actor for “cheap publicity,” 콘센트 당.
Public kissing is considered as taboo by some in India, per the BBC. Gere and Shetty’s kiss sparked protests by Hindu groups claiming the display of affection was insulting to the country’s values.
Gere issued an apology for the act at the time, claiming the act was his way of showing that kissing was safe and could not lead to the transmission of HIV.
“What is most important to me is that my intentions as an HIV/AIDS advocate be made clear, and that my friends in India understand that it has never been, nor could it ever be, my intention to offend you,” Gere 성명에서 말했다 당시, via People.
Gere discussed the kissing mishap while appearing on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 에 2007.
그만큼 “Pretty Woman” star said, “There is a very small, right-wing, very conservative political party in India, and they are the moral police in India and they do this kind of thing quite often.”
“I don’t know that anyone has actually gone to jail, it has to go through a process. It goes to a reputable court, and they throw it out,” 그는 덧붙였다.