#MeToo in Cricket: BCCI CEO accused of sexual harassment
The latest name to join the infamous list of sexual predators after #MeToo storm hit India is Rahul Johri, the CEO of BCCI. Rahul, who is in office since 2016, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a journalist. The anonymous journalist, whose account was shared on Twitter by Harnidh Kaur, said he assaulted her at his residence when his wife Seema wasn't home.
Journalist and Rahul met through work
In her account, the journalist wrote Rahul stayed in touch with her as he was building a media house. They met at parties, and she even invited his wife Seema and her child for dinner at her place. One day, Rahul met her over coffee and discussed various job prospects for her. Mid way during the meeting, he suggested they go to his place.
After taking her home, Rahul took off his pants
Thinking she had met his wife once, the journalist went to his house, only to find out later that Seema wasn't present. After entering the house, the journalist asked for water, which he brought after a while. But things got pretty ugly soon. He took off his pants, and stood in front of the journalist. She said she was too shocked to react.
What happened with the journalist is chilling
The graphic details of what happened next are chilling. The journalist wrote he told her no one would know, forced her to give a blow job, and played with her breasts. She wrote she was shaking throughout, unable to understand what happened. Further, she wrote she cursed herself for it, thinking all this while it was her fault. It clearly wasn't.
Here is her full account as shared by Harnidh
Rahul and others have been named in India's #MeToo movement
Rahul is responsible for functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building strategies, to promote cricket in the country. He has not commented on the allegations yet. The much-awaited #MeToo movement has finally caught up and names of 'prestigious' personalities including MJ Akbar, Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai, Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan, etc., have come to the fore.