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Dentsu Aegis Network removes Kartik Iyer & 3 seniors following sexual harassment allegations

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MUMBAI: Amidst the ongoing #MeToo movement, where several allegations regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault have come to light, the media and entertainment industry isn’t left behind.

Recently, Dentsu Aegis Network’s (DAN) Happy mcgarrybowen came in the limelight for similar accusations against its CEO and other senior executives. The agency network had last week launched an investigation into the allegations.

Following the controversy, DAN has removed Happy mcgarrybowen CEO Kartik Iyer and MD Praveen Das from their positions. Additionally, Bodhisatwa Dasgupta, senior creative director, Happy Creative Services and Dinesh Swamy national creative director, iProspect India have also stepped down from their respective positions following harassment charges.

In a press statement issued by Dentsu Aegis Network, the network announced: “Dentsu Aegis Network has always believed in providing a safe environment at our workplaces which is free from any kind of harassments. We have a zero tolerance policy towards any kind of harassment at our workplaces. Mr. Kartik Iyer (CEO) and Mr. Praveen Das (MD) have stepped down from their respective positions and responsibilities at Happy Creative Services. Additionally, Bodhisatwa Dasgupta, Sr. Creative Director, Happy Creative Services and Dinesh Swamy, National Creative Director, iProspect India have also stepped down from their respective positions.”

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