Tanushre Dutta, who was the catalyst for beginning the #MeToo dialog within the Hindi movie business, has congratulated Priya Ramani for her acquittal in a defamation case filed by former union minister MJ Akbar. Akbar had filed the swimsuit in opposition to Ramani on October 15, 2018, for allegedly defaming him by accusing him of sexual misconduct many years in the past when he was a journalist.
Lauding Ramani and her advocate Rebecca John’s braveness and willpower, Tanushree stated in an announcement, “Heartfelt congratulations to the courageous and resilient Priya Ramani on her large win!! Your willpower within the face of adversity and authorized harassment for two years by a depraved and vindictive man has gained you the respect of the entire nation. Salutations to senior advocate Rebecca John! 97:1 The chances have been in opposition to you Rebecca from the beginning however your conviction in your consumer, her fact and your means to uphold the reality within the face of every thing that was thrown at you is actually praiseworthy!!”
Tanushree additionally thanked the court docket’s profound statement whereas serving the decision. She wrote, “Thanks justice ACMM Ravindra Kumar Pandey in your profound court docket observations with closing statements on the case and this landmark verdict that may impression thousands and thousands of lives for the higher. God bless you and your loved ones with well being, wealth and happiness”
Calling the decision a brand new authorized precedent in India in direction of ladies’s security, Dutta added, “Probably, henceforth these false and malicious defamation instances on #metoo whistleblowers must be dismissed instantly on the primary court docket listening to as a substitute of losing the courts time and making the ladies undergo pointless hassles. It’s a brand new authorized precedent in India in direction of ladies’s security and I welcome it with open arms!”
Tanushree Dutta helped set off the #MeToo motion in Bollywood in 2018 after she accused Nana Patekar of allegedly harassing her on the units of Horn OK Pleassss again in 2009. This was adopted by a number of ladies within the business coming ahead to disclose their tales of harassment.