Journalist Priya Ramani, acquitted in the defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar, today said she feels “vindicated on behalf of all the women who have ever spoken out against sexual harassment in the workplace”.
The judgment in the case – filed after Ms Ramani accused Mr Akbar of sexual misconduct more than two decades ago – came after a two-year legal battle. The Delhi court, which was hearing the case, had endorsed women’s right to flag sexual harassment “before any forum and at any time”.
“It feels amazing, truly does,” Ms Ramani said.
“I feel vindicated on behalf of all the women who have ever spoken out against sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment has got the attention it deserves despite the fact that it is me, being the victim who had to stand up in court as the accused,” she told the media after the verdict.