August 12, 2021 7:39 am
M J Akbar argued in the Delhi High Court that there was no need and reason for the trial court to go into the aspect of sexual harassment, and that the judgment should have ended where the court had returned a finding in Akbar's favour.
May 05, 2021 11:53 am
Akbar had filed a defamation case against Ramani in 2018 after she levelled sexual harassment allegations against him. The trial court had acquitted Ramani in the case on February 17.
March 25, 2021 7:10 am
Ramani was acquitted by by the trial court on February 17. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey had accepted her contention that Akbar is not a man of stellar reputation on the basis of testimonies presented before the court.
January 24, 2021 7:22 am
Akbar has sued Priya Ramani over allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment. With several other women making similar allegations against him, Akbar resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs in October 2018.
January 19, 2021 1:43 am
Luthra reiterated that Ramani had some other motive and “there is no public interest. There is no good faith.”
January 18, 2021 4:03 pm
Journalist Priya Ramani had made allegations of sexual misconduct against M J Akbar in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018.
December 19, 2020 6:28 am
Senior advocate Rebecca John, representing Ramani, said her allegations of sexual misconduct against Akbar, made in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018, were her truth and were made in public good.
December 15, 2020 1:45 am
Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Ramani, told the court that it was not a crime to speak up on the #MeToo platform and that those were the acts of extreme courage.
December 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Akbar had filed the complaint against Ramani for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct around two decades ago when he was a journalist. The court has put up the matter for further hearing on December 14.
November 25, 2020 11:44 am
The submissions were made before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Pandey, who had urged lawyers for both Ramani and Akbar to consider settling the defamation case since the offence was compoundable in nature.