Former Black Stars coach Avram Grant accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

Former Black Stars coach Avram Grant accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Multiple women have accused Avram Grant of using his influence to try and coerce them into sexual relations
  • Several women disclosed that the former Chelsea manager made sexual remarks to them while in a professional capacity
  • Grant, in response, did not deny the allegations and apologised for sexually harassing the women.

Former Ghana coach Avram Grant has been accused of sexually harassing multiple women in a TV investigation broadcast Sunday.

Former Black Stars coach Avram Grant accused of sexual harassment by multiple women
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The 66-year-old is understood to have use his prominent position to influence and force multiple women into having sex.

In a report sighted by Sportsbrief on The Times Of Israel, Israeli investigative show "Exposure" presented testimonies from a number of women, who accused Grant of sexual harassment.

One woman revealed Grant invited her to his apartment with an offer to help her find work, before the former Chelsea coach allegedly asked her to take off her clothes.

“He told me, ‘Make yourself comfortable, take off your clothes.’ I thought he was joking. I was sitting far away from him, on the edge of the couch,” said the women, who was 22 at the time of the alleged incident.
“He asked me to come closer and tried to hug me, really grabbed me and did not let go. I felt uncomfortable, he put his hand on my thigh, and I remember immediately moving his hand.
“After a few seconds of talking, he grabbed me by the neck, as if choking me, turned my head to him, and tried to kiss me by force.”

Grant allegedly offered to help another woman, described as a model, progress her career. He met the woman at a hotel and tried to convince her to have sex with him.

“I said no a million times, but he persisted and persisted… I felt that I had to, so he would let me go,” she said.

A prominent sports journalist in Israel also accused Grant of sexually harassing her by sending her harassing messages over several years, with other women on the show recounting similar behaviour from Grant.

In response, Grant did not deny the accusations but said that any harm he had caused was unintentional.

“In my life, both in a personal and professional capacity, I have always sought, above and beyond any successes or achievements, to prioritize staying a human being and to respect every woman or man, whoever they may be,” he said in a statement.
“I am a people person, a man of friendships. And over the years I have maintained relationships with women.
“In all these relationships I have tried very hard to treat them with respect and friendship and I never intended to behave unfairly or in any way harm any woman.
“Anyone who has felt uncomfortable or hurt by me, I regret it and apologise from the bottom of my heart.”

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Greenwood is understood to have spent the night in custody after the police swooped over claims made on Sunday morning, January 30.

The Sun reports a host of United teammates have now unfollowed the youngster on social media, with Ronaldo among the first to do that.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)