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Indian court rules in favor of female journalist sued for defamation over sexual harassment allegations

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 25: Senior journalist Priya Ramani seen outside the Patiala House Court after getting bail in a defamation case filed by former Union Minister M J Akbar on February 25, 2019 in New Delhi, India. She appeared in the Patiala House court on Monday after Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal had issued the direction on January 29 on Akbar???s plea. The court has posted the next hearing on April 10. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

An Indian court has ruled in favor of a female journalist who was sued for defamation after accusing a former minister of sexual harassment, in one of the country's earliest and most prominent #MeToo cases.

(CNN)An Indian court has ruled in favor of a female journalist who was sued for defamation after accusing a former minister of sexual harassment, in one of the country's earliest and most prominent #MeToo cases.

The journalist, Priya Ramani, first made the allegations in a 2017 Vogue India article, in which she described experiencing workplace harassment during a job interview with an unnamed editor in a Mumbai hotel room.

Ramani's allegations became one of the most prominent cases in India's #MeToo movement, which swept the country in 2017 and 2018.

In India, if a defamation case is lodged in the criminal court, defendants found guilty can face prison sentences of up to two years -- an outcome that adds an additional layer for victims coming forward.

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