Interim stay order on Chinmayi’s expulsion from Dubbing Artists Union

By Xappie Desk, March 16, 2019 19:36 IST

Interim stay order on Chinmayi’s expulsion from Dubbing Artists Union
 
It is the moment of relief to Chinmayi Sripaada, a renowned singer and dubbing artist as the Chennai Court issued an interim stay order against her expulsion from South Indian Cine, Television Dubbing Artists Union on November 11, 2018.
 
She faced the expulsion after she made sexual harassment allegations against noted lyricist Vairamuthu empowered by the #MeToo movement in social media. She approached the Chennai City Civil Court upon the injustice done to her. She has also alleged that her membership was revoked without a show cause notice. She said that the dubbing artistes union had demanded Rs 1.5 lakh and an apology letter from her to allow to work in Kollywood again.
 
On the other hand, the Union got irked by her actions, since some of the allegations were against the Union President Radha Ravi. The Court found that Chinmay had made out a prima facie case and that the balance of convenience was in her favour. From records, the Court found that Chinmay was a life member. It noted that Union had not served a show-cause notice to the singer, which was a mandatory requirement as per the bye-laws.
 
Meanwhile, Chinmayi took to Twitter to announce this news. 'I have been awarded an interim stay order by the Hon'ble Court regarding my ban from the Tamilnadu Dubbing Union. It is a long legal battle ahead. Hope justice will prevail. Thank you,' read her tweet.


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