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#MeToo: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual harassment; CoA issues notice seeking clarification

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 October 2018, 19:03 IST
Rahul Johri

Extending the MeToo debate, now BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been accused of sexual harassment charges.

The allegations have been made on the basis of the tweet made by the victim who was offered a job opportunity.

The girl shared the screenshots, detailing the account of her ordeal with screenshots on her Twitter handle.

According to the screenshots shared by the author, Johri is accused of taking advantage of his power and position.

The screenshot of the emails of the message read: “had emails sent about a BUNCH of head honchos in media. survivor has asked to not put out all the names. Rahul Johari, your #timesup #metoo”

The tweet of the victim read: “Rahul Johri: Currently the CEO of BCCI - Ex Discovery Channel. Rahul was an ex-colleague. Through the times of partying at Raj’s house, then building a successful media business, and then wading through other channels - Rahul kept in touch with me. He would ask - how are you, and then- let’s do coffee...It was difficult to say no to him as he was very persistent and I could not tell him that it was very boring for me to meet him.”

“Till date I have borne the burden of this sordid incident, blaming myself for this - I have wondered if I had showed I was needy, I don’t think so - but it’s all hazy and confused in my head. I have cursed myself for bringing it upon myself. For years, I have told myself - that was so cheap of me - but the truth is - it was so sudden and so manipulated that I had no chance at even knowing what the hell this was,” the victim further wrote.

Also read: M J Akbar under #MeToo: Women Journalists accuses former Editor of sexual harassment; said, 'called 

First published: 13 October 2018, 19:03 IST