New Delhi, September 14
Journalist Priya Ramani instructed a Delhi courtroom on Monday that she was “targeted selectively” via a prison defamation grievance by former union minister M J Akbar “to halt the avalanche of allegations of sexual misconduct” towards him” following the #MeToo motion in 2018.
Ramani made the submission earlier than Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja via her lawyer in the course of the closing listening to within the grievance filed by Akbar towards her.
In the wake of #MeToo motion, Ramani in 2018 accused Akbar of sexual misconduct round 20 years in the past when he was a journalist.
Akbar resigned as union minister on October 17, 2018.
Senior advocate Rebecca John, showing for Ramani, instructed the courtroom on Monday that over 14 girls accused Akbar of sexual harassment within the wake of the MeToo motion however he has filed grievance solely towards Ramani.
“Priya Ramani was targeted selectively… Either everyone’s araticles and tweets are defamatory or none is. Or are the other allegations accepted,” John requested. PTI