MJ Akbar-Priya Ramani criminal defamation case to be heard on 18 October; MEA junior minister set to record statement
The hearing in the private criminal defamation case filed by Union minister MJ Akbar on Monday against journalist Priya Ramani has not been listed for Tuesday, as reported earlier. The case will be heard by the Patiala House court in Delhi on 18 October at 2 pm
With no word on resignation, MJ Akbar denies charges of sexual misconduct; Congress says he's 'adding insult to injury'
MJ Akbar, who is facing charges of sexual harassment and wrongdoing by at least 14 women, called the allegations "false, wild and baseless" and vowed to take legal action.
MJ Akbar denies 'false and fabricated' sexual misconduct charges, to take legal action; no clarity on resignation yet
In his statement, MJ Akbar individually referred to some of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct, questioning why they had made the 'wild and baseless' allegations ahead of the general elections.
MJ Akbar accused of sexual harassment: Former journalist's fall from grace a defining moment for Indian politics, #MeToo India
Akbar’s case could well be a defining moment in Indian politics: the way such accusations are perceived and the subsequent action by political bosses
#MeToo: MJ Akbar's use of 'predatory' tactics, sexual harassment in newsroom — 18 women share their ordeal
Women have recounted harrowing experiences with MJ Akbar, including behaviour ranging from sexual harassment to sexism to abuse of power in his capacity as the editor of a number of leading publications.