The court said that while the screenwriter has submitted before the court that after she read about the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment in October last year, she gathered the courage to report about the incident, it added that she had not lodged the report immediately after the incident due to “her own benefit”.
On October 17, Akbar had stepped down as a junior foreign minister following a flurry of allegations made against him by at least 15 women, who accused him of sexual misconduct during his stint as the editor of The Asian Age.
The Brit Awards 2018, which was recently held in London to honour global pop music artistes, saw many big faces putting a fashionable foot forward, including singer Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake. The singers also exhibited their support for the Time's Up and #MeToo movements on the red carpet by sporting white roses.
Thousands of men, women, transgenders from different walks of life have been incessantly sharing their harrowing experiences of being abused and harassed. Here are 15 brave women who openly chose to talk about their unfortunate encounter with sexual harassment.
Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.