Former Union Minister MJ Akbar had filed the defamation case after Ramani had accused him of sexual harassment in 2018.
The directions came after MJ Akbar's counsel claimed that one of the journalists, working at a news portal had allegedly made 'personal remarks' on one of the lawyers on her team.
Ramani told the court that woman's deposition demolished Akabr's claim that he had an 'impeccable reputation'.
#MeToo: No 'mala fide', 'extraneous' motive for making allegations against MJ Akbar, Priya Ramani tells court
Ramani made the submissions before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja while being cross examined by Akbar's counsel in a criminal defamation complaint.
The court was hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed by Akbar against the journalist for accusing him of sexual misconduct.
She said that by staying silent, she could have avoided being targetted but that would not have been the right thing to do.
The senior journalist is facing a defamation plaint filed against her by former Union Minister MJ Akbar in response to her sexual harassment allegations.
Former Union Minister MJ Akbar on Saturday told a court that sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him by journalist Priya Ramani were not true.
At least 15 women journalists have called out Akbar so far.