#MeToo: Ramani had no right to accuse me of sexual harassment as she had no proof, Akbar tells court

The remedy against a misconduct at workplace was always available and that Ms. Ramani’s accusation were not in good faith or in public interest, he said. Former Union minister M J Akbar told a Delhi court on Thursday that journalist Priya Ramani had “no right” to accuse him of sexual misconduct that allegedly took place … Read more #MeToo: Ramani had no right to accuse me of sexual harassment as she had no proof, Akbar tells court

#MeToo: M J Akbar did not approach court with clean hands, says Priya Ramani

She made the submission during the final hearing in the complaint filed by Akbar against her for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct 20 years back. Journalist Priya Ramani Friday alleged before a Delhi court that former union minister M J Akbar did not approach the court with clean hands in his … Read more #MeToo: M J Akbar did not approach court with clean hands, says Priya Ramani

#MeToo: ‘Plead truth as my defence’ in defamation complaint by Akbar, Ramani tells court

Journalist Priya Ramani told a Delhi court on December 2 that she “pleaded truth” as her defence in a criminal defamation complaint filed against her by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar. She told the court that her disclosure about alleged sexual misconduct by Akbar around 20 years ago when he was a journalist was made … Read more #MeToo: ‘Plead truth as my defence’ in defamation complaint by Akbar, Ramani tells court

Court asks if there is chance of settlement between Akbar, Ramani

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey posed the query on Saturday as he started hearing afresh the final arguments in the case A Delhi court on Saturday asked former Union minister M J Akbar and journalist Priya Ramani whether there was a chance of settlement between them in a criminal defamation complaint filed by … Read more Court asks if there is chance of settlement between Akbar, Ramani

MeToo: Court to Hear Akbar’s Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani on November 10

A Delhi court will resume on November 10the hearing of final arguments in the criminal defamation complaint filed by former Union minister M J Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Vishal Pahuja, who had earlier sent the matter to Principal District and Sessions Judge seeking its transfer to another court, fixed … Read more MeToo: Court to Hear Akbar’s Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani on November 10

#MeToo | Judge hearing MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani seeks transfer of case

The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate said since the case in hand is not filed against against an MP or MLA, it needs to be transferred to the ‘Competent Court of Jurisdiction’. After hearing for two years, a court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Tuesday asked the District Judge to transfer the criminal defamation complaint … Read more #MeToo | Judge hearing MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani seeks transfer of case

Disclosure Of Sexual Harassment Against MJ Akbar was For Public Good, Priya Ramani Tells Court

New Delhi: Journalist Priya Ramani told a Delhi court on Saturday that her remarks alleging sexual harassment by former Union minister MJ Akbar were her truth which she disclosed in “good faith” for the “public good” and, therefore, do not amount to defamation. Ramani submitted this before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja through … Read more Disclosure Of Sexual Harassment Against MJ Akbar was For Public Good, Priya Ramani Tells Court