#MeToo against MJ Akbar: Court summons Priya Ramani

#MeToo against MJ Akbar: Court summons Priya Ramani

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In a defamation case filed by former union minister M J Akbar, Delhi Court on Tuesday summoned journalist Priya Ramani.

Former union minister MJ Akbar forced to resign from his cabinet position after journalist Ramani’s accusation against Akbar about his sexual harassment and misconduct in a series of tweets in October 2018. Following which, MJ Akbar filed a defamation case against Priya Ramani.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal said that “she (Ramani) has been summoned for February 25.” On that day she has to appear in person before the court or she can also challenge her to summon to the higher court.

Although several women levelled allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against the BJP leader, he after resigning as MoS in External Affairs on October 17 last year filed a defamation lawsuit against Ramani alone.

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