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By Behindwoods News Bureau | Oct 13, 2018 02:09 PM
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accused of sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has created a storm across the country. From politicians to cinema stars, some of the most high-profile names have cropped up with regard to sexual harassment and misconduct. Now the movement has hit cricket, as BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist.

According to a tweet shared online by the account “@PedestrianPoet”, a woman has accused Johri of wanting to take an advantage of her as the two had met over coffee for a job opportunity. The identity of the woman has been withheld, but her accusations have been posted as screenshots.


In the conversation posted on Twitter, the victim writes,”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.”


The woman further throws light upon an encounter where Johri took her to his place following conversations about a job opportunity. The incident, which the victim has detailed in the conversation left her “shaking throughout after”.


With various high-profile names cropping up on a daily basis, the #MeToo movement has gained support from all corners of the society. People have extended their support to the women to come out in the open and tell their stories.