#MeToo movement: Indian minister loses defamation case against journalist

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Journalist Priya Ramani speaks to reporters outside the court in New Delhi, India, February 17, 2021. Twitter/Anoo BhuyanIndia’s former home minister MJ Akbar loses defamation case against journalist Priya RamaniRamani had in 2018 alleged that the ex-Union Minister had sexually harassed her during a meeting a hotel room?Even a man of social status can be a sexual harasser,? Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Pandey told Delhi court India’s former home minister who was accused of sexual harassment by a journalist has lost a criminal defamation case he had filed against her after a court in Delhi ruled that his libel claims were unproven.

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