Sreeni­vas first named by Sand­hya Menon

Deccan Chronicle - - CITY - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT HY­DER­ABAD, OCT. 13

Times of In­dia’s Hy­der­abad res­i­dent ed­i­tor K.R. Sreeni­vas, the first to be ex­posed for in­dulging in sex­ual mis­con­duct at the work­place in the ex­plo­sive #MeToo cam­paign, has re­signed.

Sreeni­vas was first named on Oc­to­ber 5 by writer-jour­nal­ist Sand­hya Menon who tweeted about the at­ti­tude of the HR de­part­ment: Since I’m call­ing them out, let me tell you about @KRSreeni­vas who is cur­rently the res­i­dent ed­i­tor @toi Hy­der­abad (I think) who of­fered to drop me back af­ter a day’s work. we were about to launch Ban­ga­lore mir­ror back in 2008 and I had just moved to this city. Af­ter a trial print run, late at night, he of­fered to drop a few of us. I was liv­ing the far­thest so I Was dropped last. I get to my house, we’re chat­ting. He lays his hand on my thigh and goes, “my wife and I have grown apart. she doesn’t un­der­stand me (sic).”

She added, “There is more but I don’t re­mem­ber. I asked him to take his hands off my thigh and left. I reg­is­tered a com­plaint with the HR af­ter that. It was still Vi­jay Times em­ploy­ees who were han­dling HR. and the they ac­tu­ally told him about my com­plaint.”

“I went to the com­mit­tee for sex­ual ha­rass­ment at BCCL to fig­ure out what i need to do and the woman who headed it (I for­get her #METOO WAVE 1. Ayush Soni, jour­nal­ist (apol­o­gised) 2. Prashanth Jha, Chief of Bu­reau at Hin­dus­tan Times (stepped down) 3. Sid­harth Bha­tia, Founder Ed­i­tor The Wire (de­nied al­le­ga­tions) 4. M. J. Ak­bar, for­mer Ed­i­tor Asian Age, and cur­rent Union min­is­ter with the BJP gov­ern­ment (silent) 5. Anurag Verma, a for­mer ed­i­tor at Huff­in­g­ton Post (apol­o­gised) 6. In­dian Ex­press jour­nal­ist Ab­hi­nav Ra­jput 7. Sid­dhant Mishra, Hin­dus­tan Times 8. Times of In­dia staffer Dhrubo Jy­oti 9. C.P. Suren­dran, for­mer DNA ed­i­tor and colum­nist. name) told me she knew Sreeni for a long time and it’s un­likely he’d do some­thing like that (sic),” she said.

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