#MeToo: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri goes on leave to prepare reply on sexual harassment charges

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 18, 2018, 01.18 PM(IST)

Rahul Johri Photograph:( Others )

Board Control of Cricket in India(BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, went on leave to prepare his reply on charges levelled against him.

In the wake of ongoing MeeToo movement where several women have come out in open against the harassment they faced by men in power and position, Johri was also accused of sexual assault by an unnamed woman on Twitter. 

The accusation was put out on Twitter by another woman — she shared the accounts of a number of survivors of sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment by a "bunch of head honchos in media".

"Rahul Johari (sic), your #timesup," the woman who put out the accusations tweeted.  

A little later, she said the press should not mention her tweets, nor embed them in their stories. 

The woman alleged that Johri had asked her out for coffee, and after turning him down several times, she finally said yes. 

She alleged that Midway through coffee, Johri told her they were going to his place. The victim says she thought Johri's wife, Seema, whom she had met once, would be at home. But she was not. 

When she entered Johri's home in Gurgaon, she asked for water. But Johri began talking to her about hiring her as his second-in-command, the victim added in her post. 

He then got up to get her water. When he came back, she says, he took off his pants, saying, "this is the last part of your interview with me", and then made her fellate him. 

Meanwhile, the cricket board had asked Johri to submit an explanation in this regard.