Inappropriate behaviour?

“My story is similar to a lot women I have spoken to in our profession. It concerns a certain older ELT celebrity who has a reputation of ‘being too friendly’ with females at public events. I was at a conference where he was speaking. At the end of the day, the organisers had arranged dinner and drinks for the participants. Somehow, he found his way over to me and started a conversation. He started off by complimenting me on what I was wearing and telling me I looked good. Then he started touching me inappropriately. I stepped back so that he couldn’t continue but he moved closer and continued with the touching. He then started asking me to go to his hotel room with him. I felt so uncomfortable and didn’t know what to do. Luckily my friend came to my rescue and saved me from his advances. Once we were away from him, she told me she had seen him do this to other women too before. I was left shaking by his behaviour towards me. I don’t attend any events where I know he will be speaking at.”

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