Union Minister MJ Akbar files defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani

Union Minister MJ Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation case in Delhi’s Patiala House Court against journalist Priya Ramani through his advocates.

Journalist Priya Ramani was the first woman to come out and accuse Akbar of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour. The accusations date back to the time when Akbar was in the media and held senior editorial positions at newspapers.

Later, several other journalists came out with similar allegations against the minister.

Akbar on Sunday rejected allegations of sexual misconduct against him during his journalistic career and said the acquisitions against him are “fabricated” and “spiced up”.

“These baseless, false and wild allegations have caused irreparable damage to my reputation and goodwill,” he added.