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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. 

Two former colleagues defend MJ Akbar: Never heard any complaint against ex-editor

Sandal said that Ramani’s allegations came as a shock to her, and that they caused “irreparable damage” to Akbar’s reputation.

Modi retains India's top newsmaker tag on Yahoo 2018 'Year in Review'

Rahul Gandhi secured the second spot while Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra wrote his way into the list with third position after landmark verdicts on triple talaq and Article 377, among others, Yahoo said.


Ramani’s allegation destroyed Akbar’s reputation: Ex-colleague

Akbar had resigned as a Union minister on October 17 and filed a defamation complaint against Ramani, who in an article published in lifestyle magazine Vogue India had accused him of sexual harassment, but not named him.

M J Akbar raped me, says US journalist; he says relationship was consensual

Over a dozen women have accused the editor-turned-politician and Rajya Sabha MP of sexual harassment but Gogoi’s account, published in the Washington Post Thursday, is the first to level serious allegations of rape against him.

#MeToo: M J Akbar case may come on Rajya Sabha ethics panel radar

Some of Akbar’s former colleagues who have spoken out against him are learnt to have informally approached members of the panel.

'It was consensual': M J Akbar denies rape accusations by US-based journalist, wife defends him

In a column for The Washington Post, Gogoi, Chief Business Correspondent of National Public Radio, accused Akbar of raping her while she was working as the editor of The Asian Age two decades back in India.