Sreenivas first named by Sandhya Menon
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.