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BCCI CEO Rahul Johri Gets Accused Of Sexual Harassment
By CricShots - Oct 13, 2018 3:31 pm
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The chief executive of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rahul Johri has been accused of sexual harassment. He has been alleged of inappropriate behavior on account of the victim by an activist on social media. Johri becomes one of the first Indians in the world of cricket to be caught in the morass of allegations as the #MeToo storm rages on in India. The BCCI CEO has been serving as the BCCI CEO since April 2016.

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Rahul Johri – CEO of BCCI

Currently, Johri is the person responsible for the functioning, operations, stakeholder management and building strategies for further promoting cricket in India. Prior to this stint with the BCCI, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager – South Asia for Discovery Networks Asia Pacific. The woman who has come out to reveal her #MeToo moment against Johri is a former colleague and she’s shared a horrifying incident as it happened.

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Rahul has been named by a journalist through an anonymous post. The woman has accused Johri of inappropriate behavior and sexual assault. Author Harnidh Kaur shared screenshots of the detailed account of the victim on her Twitter handle.

The woman, who remained anonymous, accused Johri of sexual misconduct in regards to an incident that occurred while both of them were working for different media institutions. According to her account, when she and Johri were colleagues, he used his position to offer her a job and subsequently fascinated her into his apartment. Currently, these are only accusations, and subsequent investigations could reveal further details about the incident.

There have already been accusations of sexual harassment against other cricketers. Earlier there were reports which named former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga and current fast bowler Lasith Malinga for allegedly harassing women. They are yet to react to the allegations, release a statement in defense nor has an inquiry been called up by the Sri Lankan board.