Last Update on: October 13th, 2018 at 09:40 am
With the #MeToo storm showing no signs of slowing down, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is the latest to get caught in the storm. A journalist has accused Johri of inappropriate behaviour.
The women accused Johri of taking advantage of her when she needed a job. Johri and his alleged accuser were having coffee before the former told the latter to accompany him to his house. Knowing that Johri is a old friend and is married, the lady went with Johri without any hesitation. However, once she entered the house, things took bizarre turn as she revealed Johri sexually assaulted her.
The lady did not want to reveal her identity for obvious reasons and her story posted on Twitter through another source.
Here is the tweet showing the entire story:
In 2016, the BCCI had appointed Rahul Johri as its first chief executive officer. Johri had previously served as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia. He was given the responsibility of “smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building robust strategies for further promoting the sport.”
Meanwhile, Johri is not the first person related to the game to have found himself in this situation. Earlier this week, Sri Lankan cricket stalwarts Arjuna Ranatunga and Lasith Malinga were also accused of sexual harassment.
1996 World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga had been accused of harassment by an Indian flight attendant at a Mumbai hotel. On the other hand, Indian singer Chinmayi Sripaada accused Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga of assaulting a woman at a Mumbai hotel during an Indian Premier League (IPL) season.