Poet and filmmaker Leena Manimekalai had moved the Madras High Court, challenging the impounding of her passport over criminal defamation case against #MeToo allegations.
Still intact are four counts of rape and six other sexual assault counts. Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to all of them last month in his first court appearance in the California case.
MJ Akbar has challenged the trial court's February 17 order acquitting Ramani in the case on grounds that a woman has the right to put grievances before any platform of her choice even after decades.
This announcement comes as his first major city tour after being accused in 2017 by multiple women of sexual misconduct.