Sri Lankan Cricketer Lasith Malinga Accused of Sexual Assault
Indian playback singer Chinmayi Sripaada shared a post on Twitter recalling an incident where Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga sexually assaulted a woman a few years back. However, with #MeToo movement, Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is the latest name to come under the scanner. In fact, the identity of the woman is yet to be revealed as she has preferred to be anonymous.
Taking to Twitter, Chinmayi Sripaada shared a post about an incident where the cricketer sexually harassed a woman in his hotel room at Mumbai a few years back during the Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Earlier, Arjuna Ranatunga sexually harassed an Indian Air Hostess at Mumbai in a hotel.
She said that Ranatunga had allegedly grabbed her by the waist when he was visiting India. She had run for help but nobody listened to her. Ranatunga had led Sri Lanka to the World Cup glory in 1996 and now his name has been dragged through the mud along with Lasith Malinga.
Lasith Malinga played his last ODI match against England on October 10, where he bowled a five overs spell. The match ended without a result being declared due to poor weather condition.
“I’d like to remain anonymous. A few years back when I was in Mumbai, I was looking for my friend in the hotel we were staying in. I bumped into a very famous Sri Lankan cricketer during the IPL season who said my friend was in his room. I go in and she’s not. He then pushed me in the bed and proceeded to climb onto my face.”
“Mind you I’m tall and about same body weight & I couldn’t fight him back. I closed my eyes and mouth but he used my face. Then the hotel staff knocked on the door to replenish the bar which he went to open the door. I quickly ran into the washroom, washed my face and left as soon as the hotel staff left as humiliated. I knew people would say that you knowingly went to his room, he’s famous, you wanted it or worse you deserve it,” the allegation post read.
Cricketer Lasith Malinga. pic.twitter.com/Y1lhbF5VSK
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) October 11, 2018