December 18, 2020 6:00:48 pm
Journalist Priya Ramani Friday alleged earlier than a Delhi court docket that former union minister M J Akbar didn’t strategy the court docket with clear palms in his felony defamation criticism towards her.
She made the submission in the course of the closing listening to within the criticism filed by Akbar towards her for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct 20 years again.
Senior advocate Rebecca John, representing Ramani, stated her allegations of sexual misconduct towards Akbar, made within the wake of #MeToo motion in 2018, have been her reality and have been made in public good.
“A person who a senior editor and a Minister at the moment, was there no obligation on him to state that there have been different allegations towards him, that Priya Ramani was not an remoted incident… Evidently other than Ramani, no person else had made any allegations towards Akbar. By then Ghazala Wahab had written about her expertise. At 15 girls had spoken up on Twitter”, she stated earlier than Further Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Ravindra Kumar.
She added that these girls didn’t know one another.
“The failure of Mr Akbar in mentioning the allegations by different girls, and pretending that solely Ramani’s assertion defamed him… Akbar has not come to court docket with clear palms and performed a fraud on the court docket”, she stated.
Akbar has denied all allegations.
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