#MeToo movement has finally knocked at the doors of Indian cricket and the first to face the heat is none other BCCI Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri. Johri is the latest entrant to the list of individuals accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour.
The story of alleged victim has been shared by an author in a Twitter post as she wishes to remain anonymous.
According to the screenshots shared on Twitter, the alleged victim has accused Johri of taking sexual favours in return of a job proposal.
“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.”
As per the victim’s account, Johri allegedly said that this was “the last part of the interview with me.”
“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,”
Neither Rahul Johri, nor BCCI have commented against the allegations. This is the third case of #Metoo in cricketing world so far. Earlier Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga and former World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga have been accused of sexual harassment.
Note: The person who tweeted the alleged victim’s account wishes that her tweets should not be embedded and we have chosen to respect her decision.