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Srilankan Cricketer Ranatunga Faces #Metoo Problem

Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has been accused of sexual harassment by an Indian flight attendant in the latest revelation.

In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, a number of women are coming forward and speaking up on the harassment they have faced in the hands of the men. From Bollywood to politics to business to media, each of these sector has seen one or the other case popping up and now sports has also come under its radar.victim shared her horror on social media website Facebook, where she also revealed that despite complaining to the hotel reception, no action was taken. She narrated the alleged incident in a lengthy Facebook post which also contains some of the other sexual harassment encounters she has faced in the past. My star struck colleague spotted Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers in the elevator of Hotel Juhu Centaur, Mumbai and decided to meet them in their room for autographs. I decided to chaperone her, fearing for her safety, we were offered drinks (perhaps laced) I declined and stuck to my bottle of water I’d brought along . They were 7 and we 2, they latched the room door putting the chain secure. My discomfort growing inside of me, I urged her to get back to our room. Ranatunga grabbed me by waist, sliding his hands along the side of my breasts, I scream fearing the worst, kicking on his legs and feet. Threatening him of dire consequences, passport cancellation, reporting it to the cops etc., for he is a Sri Lankan misbehaving with an Indian. Wasting no time, I dashed for the hotel reception a good run on an incline screaming on top of my voice. it is your private matter” and that they can’t help me,” the woman wrote in her Facebook post. The Me Too movement has gathered storm in India after Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on a film set back in 2010.

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