MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani: District judge sends defamation case back to Rouse Avenue Court magistrate
The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, who heard the case for two years, had sought a transfer of the matter on the ground that his court was designated to hear cases against lawmakers
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
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
Ramani on Tuesday said she felt compelled to speak after seeing women who shared their experiences of having experienced inappropriate behaviour.
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
MJ Akbar defamation case: Ex-minister accuses Priya Ramani of knowingly tarnishing his reputation; next hearing on 17 March
Former Union minister MJ Akbar told a Delhi court on saturday that journalist Priya Ramani had defamed him with full knowledge that her actions would harm his reputation
MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani defamation case: Defense counsel team's conduct at recent hearing proves women battle patriarchy in courtrooms too
Geeta Luthra and her team, who are representing MJ Akbar in his defamation case against Priya Ramani, reportedly mocked Ghazala Wahab when she testified against Akbar and detailed the harassment she faced at his hands. Ironically, during the early days of the trial, Luthra had protested against murmurs or laughs that erupted when Akbar made his statement.
MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani defamation case: Journalist Ghazala Wahab denies of acting in malice against the former Union Minister
Journalist and author Ghazala Wahab denied a suggestion from advocate Geeta Luthra, Akbar's counsel, which said that she had maliciously concocted a fictional story about her sexual harassment to malign the reputation of Akbar.
MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani defamation case: Journalist Ghazala Wahab gives statement in court; recounts harassment at Asian Age by the former Union Minister
Journalist and author Ghazala Wahab appeared before the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja on 10 December regarding the criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani who had accused him of sexual harassment in 2018.
MJ Akbar defamation case: Details of the interview were 'bizarre and inappropriate', Priya Ramani's witness tells the court
At the latest hearing of the defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, on 25 October, Ramani's witness Niloufer Venkatraman gave her statement before the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal
Keeping silent wouldn't have been the right thing to do, Priya Ramani tells court; concludes testimony in MJ Akbar defamation case
'I spoke the truth when I disclosed my experience of my first job interview,' said Priya Ramani, adding that it is important for women to speak up about sexual harassment at the workplace.
Priya Ramani details her encounter with MJ Akbar in defamation case, explains magazine article in Delhi court
At the court hearing today, Ramani said that after the #MeToo movement went under way in 2018, multiple women came out with allegations of sexual misconduct against Akbar and seeing all these women, she felt compelled to speak up about her experience with Akbar in 1993 and removed the anonymity that she had given him in her Vogue article and named him as the editor who had sexually harassed her.
MJ Akbar diverting attention from misconduct through defamation case, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court
Journalist Priya Ramani told a Delhi court on Friday, 23 August, that ex-Union minister MJ Akbar had filed a "false and malicious case" against her to create a "chilling effect" among all women who spoke out about their experiences of sexual harassment at his hands.
MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani: Witnesses sing praises of ex-editor, say his image 'shattered' after 'false' allegations
In the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, witness Tapan Chaki claimed that Priya Ramani's tweets had caused 'enormous damage' to MJ Akbar's reputation.
MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani posted for 6 July; ex-minister will be questioned in next hearing
The defamation case filed by MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani over sexual harassment case, which was one of the most prominent cases in the Me Too movement in India, has been posted for further hearing on 6 July and will be heard in Delhi's Rouse Avenue court
'I don't remember': MJ Akbar resorts to refrain during #MeToo cross examination by Priya Ramani's counsel at Delhi court
Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Priya Ramani, then began her cross examination of MJ Akbar, represented by senior advocate Geeta Luthra, on the intricacies regarding Ramani joining The Asian Age and other case details.
Priya Ramani pleads not guilty after Delhi court frames defamation charge against journalist in case filed by MJ Akbar
MJ Akbar, who resigned as Union minister on 17 October 2018, filed a private criminal defamation complaint against Priya Ramani after his name cropped up on social media as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India
MJ Akbar removes 'chowkidar' from Twitter handle after users troll him for taking part in BJP campaign, adds it again
It is to be noted that although MJ Akbar resigned after at least 20 women accused him of sexual misconduct, he is still a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
While the BJP stepped up its 'Main bhi chowkidar' campaign on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other prominent party leaders prefixing the word 'chowkidar' to their names on Twitter, the weak chink in the social media armour has turned out to be former Union minister and rape accused — MJ Akbar
Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar on surety of Rs 10,000; next hearing on 10 April
Journalist Priya Ramani on Monday got bail in the criminal defamation case filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. He had sued her for defamation after several women, including Ramani, accused Akbar of sexual misconduct during his years as an editor and a journalist amid the #MeToo movement in India.