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CoA seeks explanation from Johri after anonymous #metoo post alleging harrasment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Committee of (CoA) Saturday sought an explanation from after an anonymous account of alleged by him was shared on as part of the ongoing #metoo movement.

posted the allegations by an unnamed victim, who claimed to be an ex-colleague of Johri at the

Johri worked in various positions with the channel from 2001 to 2016 before taking over as the

"had emails sent about a BUNCH of head honchos in media. survivor has asked to not put out all the names. Rahul Johari, your #timesup #metoo," read the tweet by Kaur which was accompanied by screenshots, detailing the alleged incident.

Reacting to the post, the Supreme Court-appointed CoA sought an explanation from Johri without specifying any timeline for its course of action.

"The reports disclose allegations of 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," said the COA statement

"Though, the said allegations do not pertain to his employment with the BCCI, the of the 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," it added.

The #metoo movement in began with accusing veteran of

Subsequently several public figures were accused of sexual harrasment by women. The list includes journalist-turned M J Akbar and filmmaker among others.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 17:15 IST