Lawyer says senior advocate harassed her, sent sexually explicit mails
New Delhi: A woman lawyer has alleged that she was sexually harassed by a senior advocate. The woman said that the advances from the man who is old enough to be her father were obsessive and sexual.
She alleged that the senior advocate would call her at inappropriate times and sent her sexually explicit emails and messages.
She said, "I was divided against taking action when I was harassed. A lot of people would not have considered this as harassment."
The lawyer said, "I did not complain and nor do I intend to as I thought it would affect my profession. I have written the blog to bring up the larger issue."
The lawyer also said that such incidents are common in litigation fraternity.
She made this disclosure on the same blog where two law interns had alleged sexual harassment by a retired Supreme Court judge.
Last week, two interns alleged that they were sexually harassed by a retired Supreme Court judge. The apex court had formed a three-member panel to probe the allegations.
Earlier, a woman lawyer had written a blog in which she charged a former Supreme Court judge of sexually harassing her, while she interned with him in 2012. The woman lawyer who completed her law degree from National University of Jurdicial Sciences, Kolkata wrote is her blog, "In Delhi at that time, interning during the winter vacations of my final year in the University, I dodged police barricades and fatigue to go to the assistance of a highly reputed, recently retired Supreme Court judge whom I was working under during my penultimate semester. For my supposed diligence, I was rewarded with sexual assault (not physically injurious, but nevertheless violating) from a man old enough to be my grandfather."
She had also claimed that at least three other girls have also faced harassment by the same judge. The girl said that she had refrained from disclosing the details initially due to the high position that the judge held.