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CoA seeks explanation from Rahul Johri on allegations of sexual harassment


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Johri has a week to give an explanation on the allegations © BCCI

Rahul Johri, the BCCI CEO, has been accused of sexual harassment, with an anonymous user blaming him for misbehaving while he was with a previous employer.

Johri’s name is another one in a long list of names that have come out in the #MeToo campaign on social media, highlighting sexual abuse/harassment.

Taking note of the allegations, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will seek Johri out for an explanation into the matter.

“There are certain media reports today, including in the social media, pertaining to Mr. Rahul Johri, CEO BCCI. The reports disclose allegations of sexual harassment made against Mr. Johri, by an unnamed person through a twitter handle,” said a CoA statement, according to reports. “The allegations also relates to his previous employment with a large media house. The allegations have appeared as a part of the “me too” movement. Though, the said allegations do not pertain to his employment with the BCCI, the Committee of Administrators of the BCCI has deemed it appropriate to seek an explanation from Mr Johri in relation to the allegations. He has been asked to submit his explanation within a week. Future course of action will be considered on receipt of his explanation.”

The allegation was made public by a twitter user who has been sharing numerous such instances of harassment on behalf of the unnamed alleged victim. She also detailed that this happened when Johri was working with a ‘niche satellite website’.

The MeToo campaign has brought into public several instances of sexual abuse/harassment against women in workplaces and otherwise.

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