Former Union Minister MJ Akbar had filed a defamation case againt Priya Ramani in 2019 to which she had pleaded not guilty.
Sexual harassment allegations: Delhi court acquits Priya Ramani in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar
"The society must understand the impact of sexual abuse and harassment on its victims", the Court said, adding the defendant had the rights under Article 21 that is guaranteed under the Constitution.
Defamation case against Priya Ramani: MJ Akbar denies allegations of sexual exploitation, court to hear witnesses on July 15
The case has been adjourned and Akbar's witnesses would be cross-examined on July 15 and 17. Advocate Rebecca John is representing Priya Ramani while Akbar is being represented by advocates Geeta Luthra and Sandeep Kapur.
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MJ Akbar denies having met Priya Ramani in hotel room during his cross examination in his defamation case against Ramani
"I did not meet her on that day, I do not know if she felt unnerved by my behaviour", said MJ Akbar
Delhi court frames charges against Priya Ramani in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar, the journalist pleads ‘not guilty’
Priya Ramani was one of the first among a number of women who accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct during his time as a media personality
Akbar had filed a defamation case against Ramani in October last year and dismissed the allegations as ‘false and fabricated’ and ‘malicious’. He had then resigned from his post of Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry.
Five years after Tarun Tejpal was accused of rape, Editors Guild finally suspends him along with M J Akbar
Editors Guild, the association of editors of media organisations in the country, has decided to suspend its members accused of sexual molestation. In a...
Filmmaker Sajid Khan suspended from Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association over sexual harassment allegations
IFTDA had issued a show-cause notice to Sajid Khan in November.
Tejpal, MJ Akbar, Gautam Adhikari continue being Editors’ Guild members despite sexual harassment charges
It is not the first time Editors' Guild of India is caught on the backfoot.