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Sri Lankan Pacer Lasith Malinga Accused of Sexual Harassment

Sri Lankan Pacer Lasith Malinga Accused of Sexual Harassment

Presently the whole world has come under shock as many women from various segments of business and media industry have come forward with charges of sexual harassment against some very big names.

Cricket news: This is yet another incident which came forward due to the #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo Movement started by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, after her alleged report of veteran actor Nana Patekar abusing her, has started a trend on the social media.

This has reached the cricketing fraternity now as Sri Lankan veteran pacer Lasith Malinga has recently been accused of sexual harassment.

According to the report the incident has occurred during his stay at a hotel in Mumbai while he played for the Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League.

Prominent Singer Chinmayi Sripada has revealed the news through her official Twitter account on behalf of the victim as the victim has decided to remain anonymous.

It will now be seen if Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) or the other authorities do anything to investigate the matter and punish the veteran cricketer.

“I’d like to remain anonymous. A few years back when I was in Mumbai, I was looking for my friend in the hotel we were staying in. I bumped into a very famous Sri Lankan cricketer during the IPL season who said my friend was in his room. I go in and she’s not. He then pushed me in the bed and proceeded to climb onto my face.”

“Mind you I’m tall and about same body weight & I couldn’t fight him back. I closed my eyes and mouth but he used my face. Then the hotel staff knocked on the door to replenish the bar which he went to open the door. I quickly ran into the washroom, washed my face and left as soon as the hotel staff left. I was humiliated. I knew people would say that you knowingly went to his room, he’s famous, you wanted it or worse you deserve it,” the allegation post read.

Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga was also accused of grabbing a flight attendant by her waist. Her friend posted it on Facebook and also added that when the flight attendant told the reception about the issue, they said, “it is your private matter.”

The #MeToo Movement is gaining huge popularity and new allegations are resurfacing on a daily basis which has exposed a lot of popular names in various industries.

 

Rakesh Rakshit

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