Journalist Priya Ramani, who was acquitted on Wednesday by a Delhi court docket in a legal defamation case lodged by M J Akbar, stated she felt vindicated on behalf of all the ladies who’ve ever spoken out towards sexual harassment at work place.
Reacting to the judgment by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey, who dismissed the criticism filed by Akbar saying that no expenses have been proved towards her, Ramani stated that it feels nice to have your fact validated earlier than court docket.
“It feels amazing, truly does. I feel vindicated on behalf of all the women who have ever spoken out against sexual harassment at work place,” she stated.
Ramani stated the sexual harassment problem has gotten the eye it deserves.
“It was me the sufferer who needed to get up within the court docket as an accused. I thank everybody who stood by me particularly my witnesses Ghazala Wahab and Niloufer Venkatraman who got here to the court docket and testified on my behalf.
“I thank the court for the verdict and I thank my lawyer Rebecca John and the amazing team who believed in me and the wider cause. They put their heart and soul in the case,” she stated.
Ramani had made allegations of sexual misconduct towards Akbar within the wake of #MeToo motion in 2018.
Akbar had filed the criticism towards Ramani on October 15, 2018, for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct a long time in the past when he was a journalist.
He resigned as Union minister on October 17, 2018.
He denied all of the allegations of sexual harassment towards the ladies who got here ahead throughout #MeToo marketing campaign towards him.