India’s #MeToo movement is gathering huge momentum with the increasing number of women calling out some of the biggest names in the industry. From the Bollywood industry to politics, numerous renowned celebrities from different fields have been accused of sexual misconduct by women. Now, the #MeToo movement has stricken cricket with BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) CEO Rahul Johri to be the latest personality to have faced the allegations of sexual harassment by a journalist.
In a tweet shared on the social media, a woman has accused Rahul Johri of taking advantage of her when they met over coffee to discuss some job prospects with her. While the woman has kept her identity secret, she has said that ‘Johari took her to his place when his wife and child was not home and forcibly assaulted her.
"I was shaking throughout after, not capable of even understanding what had just happened. How did I make it happen, I asked myself repeatedly! He kept shaking his head, smiling and telling me- you're good!", reads her post.
Have a read at her full post:
Rahul Johari manages operations, stakeholders and strategies building for sports promotion at BCCI. Before his position as BCCI, he was working as the Executive Vice President and General Manager at South Asia for Discovery Network Asia Pacific.
In an earlier incident, an Indian flight attendant has accused Sri Lankan legendary cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga of misbehaving with her in the past.
The victim shared her horror on social media website Facebook, where she also revealed that despite complaining to the hotel reception, no action was taken. Her post read,
"My starstruck colleague spotted I dian (sic) and Sri Lankan elevator of Hotel Juhu Centaur and decided to meet them in their rooms for autographs. I decided to chaperone her, fearing her safety, we were offered drinks (perhaps laced) I declined an stuck to my bottle of water I'd brought along. They were 7 and we 2, they latched the room door putting the chain securely. My discomfort growing inside of me, I urged her to get back to our room."