IPL 2012: Don't touch me, Sidhartha Mallya loses cool on reporters

Sidartha Mallya later regretted the incident and extended full co-operation to authorities on the molestation issue involving Luke Pomersbach

New Delhi: May 18 , 2012

As his IPL team member Australian Luke Pomersbach was arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman here, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Siddharth Mallya attacked her in a tweet.

Siddharth, director of the team set up by his father Vijay Mallya, accused her of talking nonsense and went on to say “she was all over me last night and asked for my bbm (blackberry messenger) pin”.

Later, when questioned on the controversial tweet, Sidhartha lost his cool and told a mediaperson “dont touch me.”

When the mediapersons told him that he should not abuse the media, he opened the door of his car and said “I abuse you”.

Earlier, while addressing the media, Mallya regretted the incident and promised to extend all help and cooperation to the authorities investigating the matter.

“Honestly, this is something I am not fully aware of. I don’t know the full details of what Luke has done or what the incident involves.

“As my dad had said earlier today, we regret any incident that has happened. We will of course cooperate with the relevant authorities but at this point, I myself don’t know what has happened.”

“Look we were all at the after-match party celebrating our fantastic win against the first-placed team in the league.

After that, I am not sure what had happened. I woke up this morning and I saw the news and messages on my phone but as I said, I did not get the opportunity to speak to Luke because he is involved in this thing,” Mallya told reporters. (PTI)