Ranatunga, Malinga get caught in #MeToo storm
New Delhi: The #MeToo campaign hit the cricketing world as Sri Lankan greats Arjuna Ranatunga and Lasith Malinga were accused of sexual harassment by two women. Indian singer Chinmayi Sripaada accused Malinga of assaulting her at a Mumbai hotel during an Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Sripaada, 34, shared a post on Twitter to narrate the alleged incident.
“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,” the famous singer’s post read.
“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, 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 post further read.