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Akbar had filed the criminal defamation complaint against Ramani in October 15, 2018..(PTI File Photo)

#MeToo: Priya Ramani called me predator without any basis, MJ Akbar tells court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Akbar had earlier told the court that Ramani had defamed him by calling him with adjectives such as ‘media’s biggest predator’ that harmed his reputation.
Mukesh Khanna as Shaktimaan.
Mukesh Khanna as Shaktimaan.

Mukesh Khanna says women aren’t equal to men, should stay at home: ‘MeToo movement began because women started working’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Shaktimaan and Mahabharat actor Mukesh Khanna has said that the #MeToo movement began because women started to consider themselves as equals to men. He said that they belong at home.
Many women employed in the informal sector have normalised sexual harassment as one of the many workplace hazards. Like their counterparts in the formal sector, they don’t speak up because they are either unaware of their legal rights, scared of repercussions from powerful bosses, loathe to lose jobs or, even, reluctant to complain for fear that their families might prohibit them from going back to work.(AP)
Many women employed in the informal sector have normalised sexual harassment as one of the many workplace hazards. Like their counterparts in the formal sector, they don’t speak up because they are either unaware of their legal rights, scared of repercussions from powerful bosses, loathe to lose jobs or, even, reluctant to complain for fear that their families might prohibit them from going back to work.(AP)

Expanding the ambit of the MeToo movement | Opinion

UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 07:48 PM IST
India’s #MeToo movement left out the voices of 195 million women in the informal sector
Sona Mohapatra has spoken about the MeToo movement in India.
Sona Mohapatra has spoken about the MeToo movement in India.

Sona Mohapatra questions silence of A-listers amid MeToo movement: ‘Not one woman or man stood up to speak any truth’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Sona Mohapatra asked a Twitter user to list any of the MeToo call outs that were used to settle ‘personal scores’ specifically. She said that she knows more than 100 people who were silenced.
Lea Seydoux in Louis Vuitton poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards.(REUTERS)
Lea Seydoux in Louis Vuitton poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards.(REUTERS)

James Bond actor Lea Seydoux says MeToo movement is riddled with hypocrisy

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 07:39 PM IST
James Bond actor Lea Seydoux says that it’s good to be feminist, but people should be ‘masculinist’ too.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court on the first day of a sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 6, 2020.(REUTERS)
Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court on the first day of a sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 6, 2020.(REUTERS)

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of New York trial

Los Angeles | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 08:02 AM IST
Harvey Weinstein, 67, was charged with raping a woman at a Los Angeles hotel on Feb. 18, 2013, after pushing his way inside her room, then sexually assaulting a woman in a Beverly Hills hotel suite the next night.
Indian actor Radhika Apte arrives for the 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City.(REUTERS)
Indian actor Radhika Apte arrives for the 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City.(REUTERS)

Radhika Apte says the MeToo movement came and went, but little changed

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 02:17 PM IST
Actor Radhika Apte has said that the #MeToo movement wasn’t as revolutionary in India as it should have been.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan addresses at the inaugural session of the 25th Kolkata International Film festival.(IANS)
Actor Shah Rukh Khan addresses at the inaugural session of the 25th Kolkata International Film festival.(IANS)

Shah Rukh Khan says mainstream Hindi films haven’t addressed MeToo movement with depth

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Shah Rukh Khan feels the #MeToo movement may have started in the West but it has given voice to women across the globe, including India, to share their stories of abuse and harassment.
Sona Mohapatra thanks Tanushree Dutta for support.
Sona Mohapatra thanks Tanushree Dutta for support.

Sona Mohapatra thanks Tanushree Dutta for supporting her against Anu Malik, says ‘This is the ‘good over evil’ type of fight’

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Sona Mohapatra wrote a long note on Instagram, thanking Tanushree Dutta for supporting her and criticising the channel which continues to star Anu Malik as one of the judges on a reality show.
Neha Bhasin showed support to Sona Mohapatra’s tweets criticising Sony TV for rehiring Anu Malik.
Neha Bhasin showed support to Sona Mohapatra’s tweets criticising Sony TV for rehiring Anu Malik.

Neha Bhasin recalls how Anu Malik made her uncomfortable, Sona Mohapatra calls out Sachin Tendulkar for praising Indian Idol

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:06 AM IST
Singer Neha Bhasin has shared her own story of how composer Anu Malik made her uncomfortable during an interaction almost 15 years ago.
Casey Affleck says he supports MeToo movement.(AFP)
Casey Affleck says he supports MeToo movement.(AFP)

Casey Affleck says he supports MeToo Movement but it scares him to talk about it

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 03:07 PM IST
Actor Casey Affleck was accused by two women of sexual harassment during Hollywood’s MeToo Movement. He even decided to opt out of the 2018 Oscars for it.
Richa Bhadra shot to fame as child actor Chakki in Khichdi.
Richa Bhadra shot to fame as child actor Chakki in Khichdi.

Khichadi child actor Richa Bhadra claims she quit acting due to casting couch: ‘I was asked to compromise’

Hinudustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 05:28 PM IST
Actor Richa Bhadra, better known as Chakki of Khichdi fame, has revealed being asked to compromise while appearing for auditions post marriage.
Dia Mirza talks about her upcoming shows and why she has been rarely signing any films.
Dia Mirza talks about her upcoming shows and why she has been rarely signing any films.

Dia Mirza: I am too old to play parts opposite men my age, too young to play their mother

Hindustan Times | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 07:02 AM IST
Actor Dia Mirza exclusively spoke to Hindustan Times about her absence from the film scene and her upcoming shows Moghuls and Kaafir. She also spoke about the MeToo movement.
Tamannaah Bhatia said she would like to go on a date with Vicky Kaushal.(IANS/AFP)
Tamannaah Bhatia said she would like to go on a date with Vicky Kaushal.(IANS/AFP)

Tamannaah Bhatia confesses she would love to go on a date with Vicky Kaushal

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 02:44 PM IST
Actor Tamannaah Bhatia has spoken about the #MeToo movement and expressed concern saying that it should have been treated on a more serious note.
Tanushree Dutta after an interview in Mumbai.(PTI)
Tanushree Dutta after an interview in Mumbai.(PTI)

Tanushree Dutta, champion of India’s MeToo movement, invited to speak at Harvard

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Actor and MeToo champion Tanushree Dutta has been invited to speak at the Harvard Business School’s annual India Conference.
Director Woody Allen arrives for a screening of the film Wonder Wheel in New York.(REUTERS)
Director Woody Allen arrives for a screening of the film Wonder Wheel in New York.(REUTERS)

Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68 million (Rs 483 cr) for shelving his film, following MeToo movement

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Filmmaker Woody Allen has sued Amazon for $68 million (Rs 483 crore) after the studio shelved his latest film, A Rainy Day in New York, following renewed interest in child molestation allegations against him.
Indian Bollywood actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha looks on during the launch of the book A Touch of Evil.(AFP)
Indian Bollywood actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha looks on during the launch of the book A Touch of Evil.(AFP)

Shatrughan Sinha says he’s fortunate he hasn’t been named in the MeToo movement, despite everything he’s done

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 08:46 PM IST
Shatrughan Sinha has made a series of controversial remarks recently. “Behind a successful man's fall is a woman,” he said at a recent event.
Dance India Dance winner Salman Yusuff Khan booked for molestation.
Dance India Dance winner Salman Yusuff Khan booked for molestation.

Bollywood choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan booked for molestation

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 01:20 PM IST
A female dancer has alleged that dancer Salman Yusuff Khan, along with his brother, tried to behave inappropriately with her on two separate occasions.
Actors Sonam Kapoor Ahuja during a press conference to promote her upcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga in Mumbai. (IANS)(IANS)
Actors Sonam Kapoor Ahuja during a press conference to promote her upcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga in Mumbai. (IANS)(IANS)

Sonam Kapoor wants to reserve judgement on Rajkumar Hirani, says we should be responsible before saying anything

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 08:33 AM IST
On being asked about Sanju director Rajkumar Hirani, actor Sonam Kapoor said that we all should reserve judgement and be very responsible before we say anything more on this subject.. because this might derail the MeToo movement.
Actor Ajay Devgn at the trailer launch of upcoming film Total Dhamaal in Mumbai.(IANS)
Actor Ajay Devgn at the trailer launch of upcoming film Total Dhamaal in Mumbai.(IANS)

Ajay Devgn welcomes the MeToo movement, says claims need to be investigated

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Ajay Devgn and Kajol have commented on the #MeToo movement. Claims need to be investigated, Ajay has said.
Kangana Ranaut responded to Rani Mukerji’s MeToo statement during the promotions of her film Manikarnika.(IANS)
Kangana Ranaut responded to Rani Mukerji’s MeToo statement during the promotions of her film Manikarnika.(IANS)

Kangana Ranaut asked about Rani Mukerji’s MeToo comment, says people who need support must be empowered

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 10:13 AM IST
Kangana Ranaut responded to Rani Mukerji’s MeToo comment during the promotions of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi; she said those who need support should be empowered.
Actor Kevin Spacey is seen in this still image taken from a YouTube video released on December 24, 2018.(REUTERS)
Actor Kevin Spacey is seen in this still image taken from a YouTube video released on December 24, 2018.(REUTERS)

Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault in Massachusetts, releases cryptic video as Frank Underwood

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 01:19 PM IST
In a fresh case, Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexually abusing an 18-year-old more that two years ago. The actor, meanwhile, released a short video asking viewers not to judge without proof.
Tanushree Dutta is planning to return to New Jersey.(AFP)
Tanushree Dutta is planning to return to New Jersey.(AFP)

Tanushree Dutta set to return to the US after sparking the MeToo movement in India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Actor Tanushree Dutta has made up her mind to return to New Jersey but is hopeful of getting justice one day.
Vir Das is out with his new show, Losing It.(Instagram)
Vir Das is out with his new show, Losing It.(Instagram)

Vir Das says Go Goa Gone 2 will be as trippy and action-filled as the first one

Hindustan Times | By Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 05:50 PM IST
Vir Das is out with his new comedy show, Losing It, on Netflix. The comedian talks about the show, the Go Goa Gone sequel and much more.
Sonam Kapoor attends the MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai.(PTI)
Sonam Kapoor attends the MAMI Film Festival in Mumbai.(PTI)

20th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival opens under spectre of MeToo movement

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 01:06 PM IST
The 20th Jio Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Mumbai Film Festival started on Thursday with several Bollywood and international film personalities in attendance.
Actor Arbaaz Khan at a fundraiser for the Kerala floods.(IANS)
Actor Arbaaz Khan at a fundraiser for the Kerala floods.(IANS)

MeToo movement is like a tsunami, says Arbaaz Khan, voicing support

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 04:26 PM IST
Arbaaz Khan has voiced support for the #MeToo movement, saying that it feels like a tsunami.
AR Rahman shared a powerful post on Twitter to show his support to the ongoing #MeToo movement.(AP)
AR Rahman shared a powerful post on Twitter to show his support to the ongoing #MeToo movement.(AP)

AR Rahman pledges his support to MeToo, says he is shocked by some of the names revealed

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 11:28 AM IST
Music composer AR Rahman has joined the league of celebs who have openly supported the #MeToo movement. He shared a powerful post on his Twitter account to pledge his support.
Union minister K Alphons addresses the media in New Delhi on June 16.(PTI Photo)
Union minister K Alphons addresses the media in New Delhi on June 16.(PTI Photo)

Minister K Alphons backs MeToo but cautions against frivolous complaints

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 07:29 PM IST
The Union minister also said that government took “prompt action” in the case of MJ Akbar.
Renuka Shahane believes every woman has a MeToo story.(Facebook)
Renuka Shahane believes every woman has a MeToo story.(Facebook)

Renuka Shahane believes there’s no woman who doesn’t have a MeToo story

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Renuka Shahane has said that she doesn’t think there’s a single woman who does not have a #MeToo story.
Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar resigned on Wednesday after facing charges of sexual misconduct.(HT file photo)
Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar resigned on Wednesday after facing charges of sexual misconduct.(HT file photo)

Union minister MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations; ‘vindicated’, says Priya Ramani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:26 PM IST
MJ Akbar, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct in a tidal wave of #MeToo stories shared on social media, has step down as union minister.
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