25-year-old Mumbai slam poet Shamir Reubin accused of making sexual advances towards minor girls
On Tuesday, a 19-year-old poet from Mumbai alleged that 25-year-old Mumbai slam poet Shamir Reubin, who is a big name in the city, had made sexual advances towards women who were under 18.
The victim in her post, “It was through ask.fm that I came into contact with Shamir Reuben. He approached me with a simple, sweet message, and we exchanged numbers. This was someone that was looked up to by everyone on the site, including me. Which is why I was extremely confused when he attempted to initiate sexting. I was far too naive to realise what was going on, however I was extremely uncomfortable so I played it off and managed to dodge the conversation,” she wrote in her Facebook post.
Following this, a number of poets from the city came out and called Reuben for his sexting of minors.
Reuben, the creative head of Kommune, an art/live performance collective based out of Mumbai, has in a lengthy Facebook post, ‘apologised’ for his behaviour, claiming that his messages or actions ‘would cause them (the victims) hurt and sincerely hoped that ‘I can be forgiven by all those that I may have inadvertently wronged.’
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