Comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) announced on Twitter on Wednesday that “AIB’s YouTube channel is for all intents and purposes, dead for the foreseeable future”. AIB also said that Tanmay Bhat, the group’s co-founder, will return but no longer be CEO. Another founding member, Gursimran Khamba, will “no longer be involved in operations at AIB”. Bhat was asked to step away from the company and Khamba put on indefinite leave last October, during the height of the #MeToo movement in India. Bhat was accused of ignoring complaints of sexual misconduct and harassment against Utsav Chakraborty, a former employee and frequent collaborator, and Khamba was accused by an unnamed woman of violating her consent and emotionally abusing her. Khamba had denied the allegations. “With business going to zero,” AIB wrote, “we had to let our office space and the entire team go overnight. Production, creative, admin, all of it.” https://twitter.com/AllIndiaBakchod/status/1131182392075415553 Khamba ‘did not co-operate with probe’ In the letter, the company termed Bhat’s actions an "egregious lapse of judgement" and admitted that its work culture at work may not have been perfect, even though it had an anti-harassment system and an internal committee to probe allegations “from the start”. On Khamba, AIB's letter said that a two-member External Committee (EC) - comprising a senior partner at a law firm and a diversity consultant - had been appointed to look into the allegations against him. However, AIB said, Khamba stepped away from the probe citing issues with the procedure, leaving the…
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