In the previous hearing, Rebecca John had said that Priya Ramani was being “targeted selectively” to halt the avalanche of allegations against Akbar. She had also, in an earlier hearing, addressed claims of Akbar’s “impeccable reputation”.
“I would like to highlight at this point that the (Vogue) article deals with both Akbar and other male bosses,” Rebecca John had said, beginning her final arguments before a Delhi Court on Saturday, 5 September.
She had also pointed out that Ramani had pleaded “truth” as her defence, “made in good faith, in public interest, and for public good”, and went on to cite exceptions 1 and 9 interlinked with exception 3 to Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code.
In a 2017 article about sexual predators in workplace, written for Vogue, Ramani had described her own ordeal of having been sexually harassed by a former boss. A year later, in…