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8 powerful statements by Delhi Court during Priya Ramani #MeToo hearing

In 2018, Priya Ramani and 20 more female journalists accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct that took place while they were associated with him.

In 2018, journalist Priya Ramani had accused Former Union Minister MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct. According to Priya, MJ Akbar had called her to his hotel bedroom for a job interview and behaved inappropriately, reports NDTV.

After her accusation, MJ Akbar had filed a defamation case against Priya Ramani. In a statement against the accusation, MJ Akbar had termed the allegations as “false, fabricated and deeply distressing”.

It all started when the #MeToo movement was at its peak. Women across the country were opening up about the sexual harassment or sexual abuse they had faced in the past. Following this, Priya Ramani and 20 more female journalists accused MJ Akbar of sexual misconduct that took place while they were associated with him.

After 2 long years, this case had its final hearing today. Ramani was finally been acquitted in the criminal defamation case. However, this is not only a historic and memorable day for Priya Ramani but also for the Delhi Court. In the hearing, Delhi Court made some powerful statements while delivering its judgment and we think you really need to pay attention to this.

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