Former Chelsea and West Ham supervisor Avram Grant, 66, “held his uncovered penis over a sleeping girl, stripped bare in entrance of an Israeli mannequin and molested others for intercourse,” claims a TV documentary in Israel
- In almost an hour of testimony, a number of ladies accused Avram Grant of utilizing his outstanding place to drive them into sexual relations
- A number of ladies claimed Grant’s habits was an open trade secret
- A number of stated Grant made sexual remarks to them whereas on the job
- Grant subsequently didn’t deny the allegations, insisting any injury he had prompted was unintentional and apologizing “from the underside of my coronary heart”.
- He denied being bodily aggressive in direction of ladies sports activities mailNevertheless
- Grant coached Chelsea within the 2007/08 season, guided Portsmouth to the 2010 FA Cup ultimate and in addition managed West Ham United within the Premier League
Former Chelsea coach Avram Grant has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment in an Israeli tv documentary.
The 66-year-old, who led Chelsea to the 2008 Champions League ultimate earlier than being sacked, responded to the Publicity TV present on Israel’s Channel 12 by apologizing to anybody who had made him uncomfortable.
Though he initially didn’t reply to the primary allegations in his response, he has since denied having been bodily aggressive in direction of ladies sports activities mail.
The allegations relate to quite a few incidents involving a number of feminine journalists, most lately 18 months in the past when the alleged sufferer was solely 22 years previous.
A lady claimed she was invited to Grant’s Tel Aviv residence in June 2020 with a proposal to assist her discover a job, earlier than he allegedly requested her to undress and refused to let her go.
Ex-Chelsea supervisor Avram Grant has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of ladies
Grant, 66, has been accused of utilizing his outstanding place to drive a number of ladies (whose identities have been protected within the TV investigation, right) into sexual relations
She stated, “He stated to me, ‘Make your self comfy, undress.’ I assumed he was joking. I sat far-off from him on the sting of the sofa.
“He requested me to come back nearer and tried to hug me, actually grabbed me and would not let go. I felt uncomfortable, he put his hand on my thigh and I bear in mind he instantly moved his hand. After speaking for a number of seconds, he grabbed my neck, turned my head in direction of him and tried to kiss me forcefully.’
A number of ladies have stated Grant provided to assist them early of their careers earlier than years of creating inappropriate feedback and sending harassing messages.
Grant, who additionally oversaw Portsmouth, West Ham and Israel in a training profession that led to 2017 after three years in command of Ghana, insisted any injury he prompted was unintentional.
Grant (pictured with Frank Lampard when he managed Chelsea within the 2007/08 season) didn’t deny the allegations and insisted any injury he prompted was unintentional
Grant is pictured with Lampard and his spouse Christine at an awards evening in London in 2018
“I’ve at all times tried to stay human first and to respect each girl or man, whoever they could be,” he stated.
“I’m a sociable particular person, a person of friendships. And through the years I’ve cultivated relationships with ladies. In all of those circumstances, I’ve tried very laborious to deal with her with respect and friendship, and it was by no means my intention to be unfair or hurt any girl in any means.
“Anybody who has felt uncomfortable or damage by me, I really feel sorry and apologize from the underside of my coronary heart.”
Grant additionally offered an extra assertion sports activities mail on Monday, saying: “I’ve by no means and would by no means drive myself and be bodily aggressive in direction of a lady. Or to anybody. Each sexual relationship I’ve had has been consensual.’
Grant (pictured middle in December 2021) insisted any injury he prompted was unintentional
The soccer supervisor led Portsmouth to the 2010 FA Cup ultimate the place they misplaced to Chelsea