Verdict in MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani today

A Delhi court docket will Wednesday afternoon cross its verdict in the felony defamation case filed against journalist Priya Ramani by former union minister MJ Akbar.

The editor-turned-politician had filed the swimsuit against Ramani on October 15, 2018 for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct a long time in the past when he was a journalist.

On on February 1, Extra Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Ravindra Kumar reserved the judgment after Akbar in addition to Ramani accomplished their arguments.

Ramani, the primary girl to accuse MJ Akbar of sexual harassment through the #MeToo marketing campaign, in an article in 2017 and a tweet in 2018, had alleged that the previous Minister of State for Exterior Affairs had sexually harassed her throughout a job interview in 1994.

Over 20 ladies accused Akbar of sexually harassment through the time they’d labored with him as journalists. He has, nonetheless, termed the allegations “false, fabricated and deeply distressing” whereas stressing that he was taking acceptable authorized motion against them.

He was pressured to resign from the Union Cupboard October 17, 2018.

Akbar, final month, had instructed a Delhi court docket by his legal professionals that Ramani “intentionally, deliberately, maliciously” destroyed proof by deleting the Twitter account.

In an earlier listening to, the previous Union Minister had additionally acknowledged that his status was harmed by journalist Priya Ramani as she instigated and ignited the flame first when she accused him of sexual misconduct. Previous to that, he additionally knowledgeable the Delhi court docket that Ramani referred to as him “media’s greatest sexual predator” with none investigation or foundation.

 

With PTI inputs

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