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#MeToo: Union Minister MJ Akbar not to resign over sexual harassment charges; will take legal action against the accusers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 October 2018, 16:14 IST

MJ Akbar calls sexual harassment allegations false and baseless. He will not resign as Union Minister of States External Affair over sexual harassment charges.

He will take legal action against the accusers. Lies do not have legs, but they do contain poison, which can be whipped into a frenzy. This is deeply distressing. I will be taking appropriate legal action.

"The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice. I could not reply earlier as I was on an official tour abroad," MJ Akbar in a statement to news agency ANI said.

Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever be the case, now that I have returned, my lawyers will look into these wild and baseless allegations in order to decide our future course of legal action, he said in his statement.

Why has this storm risen a few months before a general election? Is there an agenda? You be the judge. These false, baseless and wild allegations have caused irreparable damage to my reputation and goodwill, statement further added.

Also read: #MeToo: MJ Akbar lands Delhi amid resignation calls over sexual harassment row; says 'statement later'

First published: 14 October 2018, 16:12 IST
 
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