Indian journalist Priya Ramani (left) smiles as she leaves Patiala House Court in New Delhi in 2019. A New Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted Ramani of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior external affairs minister, M.J. Akbar, of sexual harassment.

FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Indian journalist Priya Ramani, left, smiles as she leaves Patiala House Court in New Delhi, India. A New Delhi court on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, acquitted Ramani of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior external affairs minister of sexual harassment. M.J. Akbar, now 70, filed a case against Ramani in Oct. 2018, denying the allegations as “false, baseless and wild.” (AP Photo/File)