MeToo: Sexual harrassment allegations against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri

MeToo: Sexual harrassment allegations against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri

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Finally, MeToo found a case in the world of Indian cricket with Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri was accused of sexual harassment.

Rahul Johri has been blamed in a Twitter post by author Harnidh Kaur, who accused Johri of taking advantage of her by offering a job opportunity. Harnidh Kaur tweeted against Johri using the handle @PedestrianPoet.

Harnidh Kaur who likes to keep her identity secret, has given the screenshots of the emails which explains the details of how Johri exploited her in the pretext of a job interview when he had a stint at Discovery channel.

However, the alleged victim did not wish to be named. The woman who uploaded the posts online on behalf of the alleged victim has also requested for privacy and tweeted that her posts should not be linked or embedded by any media house.

Johri becomes the first personality associated with Indian cricket to be named in the #MeToo firestorm. In April 2016, Johri was named BCCI's first CEO and assumed the position on June 1. Earlier there were reports which had named former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga and current fast bowler Lasith Malinga for alleged harassment.