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Lasith Malinga and Arjuna Ranatunga Accused For Sexual Harassment
By CricShots - Oct 11, 2018 3:41 pm
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In recent times, the world is in shock as women from various segments of show business and media industry have leveled charges of sexual harassment against some big names. In India, it started with Bollywood as actress Tanushree Dutta accused that veteran actor Nana Patekar had attempted to harass her and the #metoo started to trend on social media. It has reached the cricketing fraternity now as renowned Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has now been accused of sexual harassment.

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Lasith Malinga

Malinga has been accused of forcing himself on a girl during his stay at a hotel in Mumbai during one of the seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL). A prominent playback Singer Chinmayi Sripada has exposed the truth on her official Twitter handle on behalf of the victim who wants to remains anonymous. The said incident happened during the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cricketer has represented Mumbai Indians (MI) in the tournament and even this season was part of the team albeit in the support staff.

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This accusation comes as a huge news for the cricketing fraternity as it remains to be seen if Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) or other authorities decide to investigate into the matter.

Only recently, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga was accused of sexually harassing an Indian flight attendant. She alleged him of grabbing her by the waist when the girl’s friend in a Facebook post and also went on to add that when she told the reception about the issue, the response was, “it is your private matter.”

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Arjun Ranatunga

The fact that the #MeToo movement is blowing strong, quite a few allegations are resurfacing on a daily basis and a lot of activists expect it to expose many popular and celebrated names in various industries.