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Mukesh Khanna says '#MeToo began because women started working,' faces backlash on Twitter
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Mukesh Khanna says '#MeToo began because women started working,' faces backlash on Twitter

Mukesh Khanna says the #MeToo movement started because women began thinking themselves at par with men, adding it is the duty of women to take care of the household.

MJ Akbar versus Priya Ramani: Delhi court to pass order on transfer of defamation suit on 22 October
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MJ Akbar versus Priya Ramani: Delhi court to pass order on transfer of defamation suit on 22 October

Principal District and Sessions Judge Sujata Kohli pointed out that if it is found that the magisterial court trying the matter did not have jurisdiction, the entire trial, and not just the final argument, gets vitiated

After hearing case for two years, court seeks transfer of MJ Akbar's defamation suit against Priya Ramani
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After hearing case for two years, court seeks transfer of MJ Akbar's defamation suit against Priya Ramani

The magistrate said since this case was not filed against an MP/MLA, he was marking the matter to the principal district and sessions judge to consider re-assigning it to another metropolitan magistrate

Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct
India

Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct

Last month, several anonymous accusations of sexual misconduct had surfaced against two other members of the Dhrupad Sansthan founding family — the late Ramakant Gundecha, and pakhawaj artiste Akhilesh Gundecha.

Richa Chadha files defamation case against Kamaal R Khan, an actress and others before Bombay HC
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Richa Chadha files defamation case against Kamaal R Khan, an actress and others before Bombay HC

Richa Chadha alleges the defamatory statements have "subjected her to immense humiliation, ridicule, and harassment."

Anurag Kashyap 'categorically denies' allegations of rape in statement to Mumbai Police
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Anurag Kashyap 'categorically denies' allegations of rape in statement to Mumbai Police

Anurag Kashyap's lawyer claims the filmmaker has provided documentary proof that he was in Sri Lanka for a film shoot at the time of the alleged incident.

Mumbai Police registers FIR against Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment
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Mumbai Police registers FIR against Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment

Anurag Kashyap had earlier dismissed the allegations and claimed that they were an attempt to "silence" him for his outspoken views.

Huma Qureshi on being named in sexual harassment allegation against Anurag Kashyap: Angry at being dragged into this mess
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Huma Qureshi on being named in sexual harassment allegation against Anurag Kashyap: Angry at being dragged into this mess

Huma Qureshi posted a statement on Twitter, saying that she had so far avoided commenting on the issue as she didn't want to get into social media fights and media trials.

Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan forms new IC to investigate #MeToo allegations as students protest handling of harassment plaints
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Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan forms new IC to investigate #MeToo allegations as students protest handling of harassment plaints

The students issued a statement through their legal representatives that takes issue with the Sansthan's newly constituted Internal Committee

'I'm sick of him getting away with this': Former model accuses Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in 1997
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'I'm sick of him getting away with this': Former model accuses Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in 1997

Amy Dorris told The Guardian that Trump sexually assaulted her in his VIP suite at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, a claim the US president denied via his lawyers

Selectively targeted by MJ Akbar to halt 'avalanche of allegations' against him, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court
India

Selectively targeted by MJ Akbar to halt 'avalanche of allegations' against him, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court

The journalist's lawyer, Rebecca John, told the court that over 14 women accused Akbar of sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement but he has filed a complaint only against Ramani

#MeToo case at Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan deepens as students allege mishandling of sexual harassment plaints
India

#MeToo case at Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan deepens as students allege mishandling of sexual harassment plaints

In a collective statement shared by some students of the Dhrupad Sansthan with Firstpost, several issues have been flagged with respect to the gurukul’s official response to the harassment allegations against Akhilesh and late Ramakant Gundecha.

'Felt responsibility to remove cloak of anonymity': Journalist Priya Ramani on naming MJ Akbar
India

'Felt responsibility to remove cloak of anonymity': Journalist Priya Ramani on naming MJ Akbar

Ramani on Tuesday said she felt compelled to speak after seeing women who shared their experiences of having experienced inappropriate behaviour.

Disclosed sexual harassment against MJ Akbar for public good, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court
India

Disclosed sexual harassment against MJ Akbar for public good, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court

Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Ramani, told the court that as per law it is not defamation to impute anything which is true concerning any person if it is for the public good

Dhrupad Sansthan in sexual misconduct row; Akhilesh Gundecha steps down amid harassment allegations
India

Dhrupad Sansthan in sexual misconduct row; Akhilesh Gundecha steps down amid harassment allegations

Amid allegations of sexual misconduct, aired on social media this week, Akhilesh Gundecha, a noted pakhawaj artiste, stepped down from his position at the Dhrupad Sansthan.

In #MeToo era, 'solidarity' requires taking better care of the stories and survivors of sexual violence
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In #MeToo era, 'solidarity' requires taking better care of the stories and survivors of sexual violence

We have been hearing accounts of sexual violence in an unprecedented manner online for almost half a decade now. But even after several waves of #MeToo, we are still struggling to get the concept of solidarity right.

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives
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#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement
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#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

With The Old Guard, Gina Prince-Bythewood sets a great example for women directors breaking into the action genre
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With The Old Guard, Gina Prince-Bythewood sets a great example for women directors breaking into the action genre

The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood revealed Skydance approached her after Patty Jenkins delivered a blockbuster in Wonder Woman.