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Jwala Gutta shares her #Metoo experience of mental harassment


The recent storm that has been raised on social media regarding the “#Metoo” movement has now found another revelation made by Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta, who stated that she was subjected to “mental harassment”.

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Taking to Twitter, Gutta, in a series of tweeted explained that she was the victim of selection bias despite her consistent performances and went on to add that it was one of the reasons why she decided to call it quits on the sport at an early stage.

“Maybe I should talk about the mental harassment I had to go through…#metoo,” read her first tweet.

“Since 2006, since this person became the chief, he threw me out of the national team in spite of me being a national champion. The latest was when I returned from Rio. I was out of the national team again. One of the reasons I stopped playing!

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“Since 2006…till 2016…have been thrown out of the team again and again and again…in spite of my performances…2009 I was back in the team when I was world no.9,” she added.

Further, the shuttler revealed that the unnamed person threatened her partners and did every possible thing to keep her isolated from everyone.

“So when this person couldn’t get through to me…he threatened my partners, harassed them, made sure to isolate me in every manner. Even after Rio, the one who I was gonna play mixed with was threatened. And I was just thrown out of the team,” she tweeted.

Gutta who won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games didn’t take any such name but made sure though in her tweets.

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