COA asks BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to explain himself on sexual harassment allegations

Rahul Johri is the latest to be accused in the #MeToo movement.

Rahul Johri | Getty Images

Committee of Administrators (COA) has given BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri a week's time to submit an explanation after he was accused of sexual harassment on social media by an anonmyous user.

In a statement, the CoA said, “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. The allegations also relate to his previous employment with a large media house.”

The statement further added, “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 statement concluded.

At BCCI, Johri currently looks after functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building strategies for promoting cricket.

(With inputs from The Indian Express)


By Saurabh Malhotra - 13 Oct, 2018

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