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#MeToo: Court grants bail to journalist in defamation case

February 26, 2019

A couple of months back, ex Union Minister MJ Akbar was accused of sexual misconduct by many women. One amongst them was journalist Priya Ramani. Editor turned politician MJ Akbar filed a defamation case against Ramani. On Monday, Ramani appeared before the Patiala House Court where she was granted a bail. She was asked to pay a surety of Rs 10,000 and was also asked to be present before the court on 10 April. While speaking to media, Ramani said that truth is her defence.

Great show of support at a Delhi court today by journalists for @priyaramani in the defamation case filed against her by @mjakbar. We all stand by Priya in this fight #metoo-Nidhi Razdan, Journalist and Media Personality

According to Ramani, Akbar has sexually harassed her over 20 years ago. But she was hesitant to speak out about it. But after the #MeToo movement gained strength, Ramani decided to speak up. Many other women also spoke out against Akbar. Ramani was accompanied to the court by many senior journalists who stood in solidarity with her.

"This morning, after the court hearing. In complete solidarity with @priyaramani and others who spoke out against sexual harassment at the work place", tweeted Siddharth, a Media Personality.

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