#MeToo: MJ Akbar quits as minister on eve of defamation hearing

Union Minister MJ Akbar, accused of sex harassment by multiple women, resigned on Wednesday, becoming the most high profile person to exit his job in a growing #MeToo movement in India. Three days ago, Mr Akbar had sued one of his 20 accusers for defamation, alleging a conspiracy to harm his reputation. The case will be heard today.

Oct 18, 2018, 09:14 AM IST

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