The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri finds himself in trouble once again. Another woman has come up and made allegations of sexual harassment against him.
And this time around, former Mumbai Ranji Trophy skipper Shishir Hattangadi has opened up about a woman, who has claimed that Johri allegedly molested her during his BCCI tenure.
Hattangadi informed he played advisor to a lady friend, who informed him on Friday that she has been a victim of sexual harassment by the BCCI CEO.
“I received a call from my friend this morning and advised her to write to the Committee of Administrators. I presume she has emailed the CoA,” Mid Day quoted Hattangadi as saying. Hattangadi also offered any help to CoA on the matter, saying that he will be happy to support CoA regarding any information on this issue. “If the @BCCI want information about @RJohri on #metoo I am happy to assist them. I am putting my hand up as a former Captain!” he tweeted on his Twitter account.
“This is a part of Me too movement,” Hattangadi told exclusively to CNN-News18. “There have been murmurs against the behaviour of Rahul Johri, I personally haven’t met or interacted with him. I was asked for advice by a lady who is a friend of mine, I advised her to speak to the members of CoA and write a letter to them. I respect the person who confided in me and will not reveal her name but I feel she has a very good reason to file a complaint.
“The letter describes what happened in the situation. It’s a detailed description about the pressure she faced, now it’s up to the committee to decide the course of action. He’s (Johri) using his position and I feel it’s time for the CoA to take the tough decision.”
The latest allegations are bound to increase the pressure on Johri.