M J Akbar

#MeToo: 'I don't remember', reiterates MJ Akbar to queries from Priya Ramani's counsel

Ramani has accused the former minister of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago when he was a journalist while Akbar has denied the accusations.

published on : 4th May 2019

#MeToo: MJ Akbar records statement, gets cross-examined by Ramani's counsel

Akbar, who appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, said the allegations made by Ramani were "malafide" and "defamatory".

published on : 4th May 2019

MJ Akbar defamation case: Priya Ramani pleads innocence as court frames charges against her

Ramani, who appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

published on : 10th April 2019

M J Akbar defamation case: Journalist Priya Ramani gets bail

The court will be hearing the defamation case filed by M J Akbar, in which Priya Ramani was summoned as accused, on April 10.

published on : 25th February 2019

M J Akbar defamation case: Delhi Court summons journalist Priya Ramani

Ramani was the first in a long list of women journalists to accuse the former Minister of State for External Affairs and journalist-turned-politician of sexual harassment.  

published on : 29th January 2019

Defamation case: Three more witnesses record statements in support of MJ Akbar

Former union minister MJ Akbar filed a private criminal defamation complaint in court against Priya Ramani after his name cropped up in connection with the #MeToo Movement.

published on : 12th January 2019

Editor's Guild suspends memberships of M J Akbar, Tejpal over #MeToo allegations 

The move comes weeks after the Guild put out an updated list of its members, which included the names of Akbar, Tejpal and senior journalist Gautam Adhikari.

published on : 13th December 2018

Sexual harassment-accused M J Akbar, Tarun Tejpal feature in Editors Guild's updated members list

Akbar has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women over his tenure as a senior editor as part of the #MeToo movement, while Tejpal has been charged with rape and is currently out on bail.

published on : 17th November 2018

#MeToo: Former Asian Age journalist alleges she was raped by MJ Akbar

The journalist gave a first-person account of the sexual harassment she faced in a November 1 article for The Washington Post. 

published on : 2nd November 2018

M J Akbar appears before Delhi court to record his statement in defamation case filed against Priya Ramani

Akbar had filed the criminal defamation complaint against Ramani alleging she "wilfully" and "maliciously" made imputations against him with the ulterior motive of maligning his reputation.

published on : 31st October 2018

Action taken against minister accused of harrassing woman IAS officer: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Before bringing the matter to the notice of her seniors and the CM, she had warned the minister concerned but he did not care and kept on sending her messages.

published on : 24th October 2018

Editors Guild asks M J Akbar to withdraw defamation case against journalist

The Guild also offered legal support to women journalists who have levelled the allegations against Akbar in case he does not withdraw the present case or files such cases against other women too.

published on : 18th October 2018

Court takes cognisance of Akbar's defamation case, his statement to be recorded on October 31

Senior advocate Geeta Luthra said Akbar has resigned from the post of Minister of State for External Affairs due to these allegations and this showed the extent of damage caused to his reputation.

published on : 18th October 2018

M J Akbar is first NDA minister to quit under cloud

After Akbar filed the case on Monday, about 20 women journalists came out in support of Ramani, pledging to depose in court.

published on : 18th October 2018

Embarrassed BJP sighs in relief as M J Akbar resigns

Hemmed by charges of sexual harassment from about 20 former colleagues, journalist-turned-politician M J Akbar resigned as the Minister of State for External Affairs on Wednesday.

published on : 18th October 2018
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