Subodh Gupta, Accused of sexual harassment steps down as Goa fest curator
A day after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him, leading Indian artist Subodh Gupta Friday stepped down as curator of the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa. Gupta called the allegations against him — posted on an anonymously-run Instagram account, Scene and Herd — “false and fabricated”.
The “Scene and Herd” Instagram handle had posted detailed accounts by some women accusing the 54-year-old Gupta of sexual misconduct. Speaking to The Indian Express, Gupta denied the allegations. “I deny the anonymous allegations made on the Instagram account @herdsceneand in their entirety. I have never behaved in an inappropriate manner with any individual who worked with me and several of my former assistants can attest to this. These allegations are entirely false and fabricated,” he said.