POSTED: November 10th 2017

Olympics: IOC Ethics Commission looking into sexual misconduct allegations against Alex Gilady

IOC member and television executive Alex Gilady © Getty Images
IOC member and television executive Alex Gilady © Getty Images

(SFC) The Associated Press reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ethics Commission is now investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against longtime Israeli IOC member and television executive Alex Gilady.

Gilady, the founder of Keshet Media Group and President of Keshet Broadcasting, has been accused of making sexual advances by two women, Neri Livneh, a columnist with Haaretz, and Oshrat Kotler, a journalist on Channel 10 television. Another woman has come forward accusing him of rape 20 years ago compounding the case against him.

Thursday he temporarily stepped down from his role at Keshet as President to fight the accusations and the IOC has passed the issue to the IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Ban Ki-moon, the former United Nations Secretary General who is "looking into the situation and will report to the IOC Ethics Commission".

The executive is Vice-Chair of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2013-) and Member of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.L., Spain (2015-). He also has served as Senior Vice-President of NBC Sports the American rights holding network for the Olympic Games. 

He has been a member of the IOC since 1994.

Keywords · Olympics · Alex Gilady · Keshet Broadcasting · NBC Sports

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