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#MeToo: Never met Priya Ramani in hotel room, says MJ Akbar

Akbar also said that he did not receive any phone call from Ramani from the hotel reception that day.

#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.

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#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.

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.

#MeToo: Court summons Priya Ramani as accused in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar

Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual harassment and misconduct in a series of tweets in October last year. Several other women had also levelled such allegations against him.

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Priya Ramani summoned in MJ Akbar defamation case: A chronology of events

A Delhi court Tuesday summoned scribe Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by former Union minister M J Akbar after she levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

M J Akbar defamation case: Court reserves order on summoning Ramani

Ramani had accused Akbar of sexual harassment and misconduct in a series of tweets in October. To establish that Ramani’s tweets and publication resulted in his reputation being tarnished, Akbar recorded the statement of six witnesses before the court.

MJ Akbar defamation case: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani as accused

#MeToo movement: Priya Ramani accused Akbar of sexual misconduct, which was denied by him.

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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MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

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.

Six women journalists accuse union minister MJ Akbar of sexual harassment

At least 6 women journalists, who have previously worked with MJ Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs, accused him of sexual harassment during his time as a journalist and editor.

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