A Delhi Court today acquitted journalist Priya Ramani in the criminal defamation case initiated by former Union Minister MJ Akbar following her sexual harassment allegations against him during the Me Too movement.
Akbar was represented by Senior Advocate Geeta Luthra and Sandeep Kapur, Senior Partner at Karanjawala and Co. Ramani was represented by Senior Advocate Rebecca John with Advocate Bhavook Chauhan.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey announced the order which was reserved on February 1st.
The verdict was initially slated to be pronounced on February 10th but due to the written submissions made by the parties late, the date was moved.
The court today said that “a man of reputation or social status can be a sexual harasser”.
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