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It has come at great personal cost: Priya Ramani to court in M J Akbar case

Priya Ramani worked at the Asian Age from January to October in 1994 and had accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago when he was a journalist. Akbar has denied the accusations.

Tweets on MJ Akbar aimed at highlighting his 'sexually-coloured behaviour': Ramani

"I felt compelled to speak up about my experience with Akbar in 1993 and so I removed the anonymity that I had given to Akbar in my Vogue article and named him as the editor who had sexually harassed me," deposed Ramani.

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Defamation case: Cross-examination of M J Akbar’s witnesses ends

Akbar had resigned as a Minister of State after Ramani leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against him. He subsequently filed a defamation lawsuit against her. 

Defamation case: Faced with list of other complainants, MJ Akbar witnesses say don’t know

Akbar had resigned as a minister last year after journalist Priya Ramani leveled allegations of sexual misconduct against him. He subsequently filed a defamation lawsuit against her.

#MeToo: M J Akbar denies calling Priya Ramani in hotel room in 1994

Akbar, who had resigned as minister on October 17 last year following the allegations levelled during the campaign, vehemently objected to the questions of Ramani's counsel about other women scribes who had also accused him of sexual misconduct.

#MeToo: M J Akbar ducks questions by Ramani's counsel, says 'I do not remember'

Ramani, along with many other women, had levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against the former Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs. But Akbar pursued legal action against Ramani after resigning from his post on October 17, 2018.

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Priya Ramani pleads not guilty in defamation case by M J Akbar

Although several women levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against the BJP leader, he, after resigning as Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs on October 17 last year, filed a defamation lawsuit against Ramani alone.

Delhi court frames defamation charge against Priya Ramani in case filed by M J Akbar

Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on October 17 last year, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Ramani after his name cropped up on social media as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India.

Journalist Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by M J Akbar

In October last year, when the #MeToo storm swept across the country, Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual harassment and misconduct along with several other women.

MJ Akbar defamation case against Priya Ramani: Hearing in Delhi court on January 22

Former Union minister M J Akbar had sued journalist Priya Ramani, seeking her prosecution under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code for defamation. 

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