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#MeToo Hits Cricket As Sri Lankan Legend Arjuna Ranatunga Accused Of Harassment By Indian Flight Attendant

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • In the latest revelation, an Indian flight attendant has accused Sri Lankan legendary cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga of harassing 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

In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, a number of women are coming forward and speaking up on the harassment they have faced in the hands of the men. From Bollywood to politics to business to media, each of these sector has seen one or the other case pop up.

And now, sports has also come under the scanner. In the latest revelation, 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 star struck 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 secure. My discomfort growing inside of me, I urged her to get back to our room."

Further elaborating on the behavior of Ranatunga, she further wrote,

"Ranatunga grabs me by waist, sliding his hands along the side of my breasts, I scream fearing the worst, kicking on his legs and feet. Threatening him of dire consequences, passport cancellation, reporting it to the cops etc., for he is a Sri Lankan misbehaving with an Indian. Wasting no time, I dashed for the hotel reception a good run on an incline screaming on top of my voice. The reception said ‘it is your private matter’, and that they can’t help me!"

The same girl had also attacked and accused singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya of a similar kind of harassment. The singer was accused by the flight attendant of sexually harassing her back in 1998. Taking to her social media, in an elaborate Twitter post, she narrated the details of the incident. Further, she shared that Bhattacharya had twisted her arms, pulled her towards him and screamed in her ear, almost nibbling and kissing her at a hotel in Kolkata. 

READ: #MeToo: NCW Takes Note Of Instances Of Sexual Harassment, Asks Women To Lodge Formal Complaints 'If They Want To Take The Fight To A Conclusion’

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