Crown Resorts has stood down a contractor and issued an apology to Virat Kohli after employees were allegedly filmed in a Perth hotel room of the Indian cricket superstar.
Kohli shared the video in question on social media yesterday, which he labelled as “appalling” and making “me feel paranoid about my privacy”.
“I understand that fans get very happy and excited seeing their favourite players and get excited to meet them and I’ve always appreciated that,” Kohli expressed on Instagram.
“If I cannot have privacy in my own hotel room, then where can I really expect any personal space at all?? I’m NOT okay with this kind of fanaticism and absolute invasion of privacy.
“Please respect people’s privacy and not treat them as a commodity for entertainment”.
In response, Crown Resorts noted that the safety and privacy of guests “is our number one priority,” and stressed that the group, and property in question, “are incredibly disappointed this incident has occurred”.
A Crown Resorts spokesperson said: “We unreservedly apologise to the guest involved and will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure this remains an isolated incident.
“We have zero tolerance for this behaviour, and it falls well below the standards we set for our team members and contractors.
“Crown took immediate steps to rectify the issue, including launching an investigation, standing down the individuals involved and removing them from the Crown account. The original video was also swiftly removed from the social media platform.”
The company is also working alongside the Indian Cricket team and the International Cricket Council to issue further apologies and issue assurances that an investigation is ongoing.