Ex-minister loses #MeToo defamation case

India ex-minister loses #MeToo defamation case to Priya Ramani

A former Indian minister has lost a defamation case against a journalist, in a ruling with huge implications for the country's #MeToo movement.

MJ Akbar was accused by Priya Ramani and several other women of alleged "predatory conduct".

On Wednesday, a judge ruled that "a woman cannot be punished for raising her voice against sexual abuse".

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