Former Black Stars Coach Avram Grant Accused of Sexual Harassment By Multiple Women In Israel

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in an investigation broadcast on Israeli TV. 

Grant, 66, who also had spells in charge of Portsmouth, West Ham and the Israel national team, was accused of using his prominent position to try and coerce several women into having sex. 

In addition several women claimed Grant made sexual remarks to them while interacting in a professional capacity, and they also alleged his behaviour was an open secret in the industry. 

One woman claimed she was invited to Grant's apartment in Tel Aviv in June 2020 with an offer to help her find work, before he allegedly asked her to take off her clothes and refused to let her leave. 

The woman, who was 22 at the time, said: '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. 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.'