Kochi :State award winner, actor Alencier Ley Lopez, is the latest to go under #MeToo fire, after actress Divya Gopinath, came out in the open accusing him of sexual assault.
Divya had earlier posted an anonymous account on the blog India Protests, introducing herself as a “woman actor who does not wish to be named” while talking about her ordeal fighting back Alencier who crept into her bed unseen one day.
The narration goes, it began with Alencier staring at Divya and other girls on the sets of of Aabhasam. Later on eye contact, he rolled his tongue in vulgar gestures, she wrote.
Then one day, when Divya was lay asleep and her roommate was in the bathroom, she woke up startled on feeling his body next to hers on the bed and him asking “are you asleep?”. When she pushed him off, Alencier allegedly asked her to “lie down for just some more time.” She then screamed audibly alerting her roommate and Alencier then quickly retreated saying he was only joking, the young actress wrote.
The incident, Divya says, was reported to the director up on which Alencier put up odd behaviour like coming drunk on sets and throwing tantrums.
The actor later personally apologised to Divya for having been out of his mind to have assaulted her, and she let go the incident as a nightmare of the past.
Divya says, she felt compulsive to bring the episode out after she found him boasting triumphantly about his ‘adventures’. More so, when she found he abused several women like her who worked around .
Though Divya chose to keep her identity hidden, the blog post drew huge criticism for being fake and maligning. She then came out with a Live post on the Facebook(above) endorsing the account.
Aabhaasam is Rima Kallingal starrer. Other actors include Divya Gopinath, Alencier, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Indrans and Naasar. The film was directed b debutante Jubith Namradath.