Actor Richa Chadha said it was ‘justice at last’.
#Justice at last! Hope tharak master, Mr. Burns spends the rest of his disgraced days in a radioactive den wondering why his dad didn’t give him the validation he needed as a young boy, why he wasted money on 97 lawyers when he could have gotten a therapist. Bye buddhe! #Loser
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) February 17, 2021
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 17, 2021
Actor Maanvi Gagroo said she was left speechless by the empowering verdict and just had gratitude for Priya Ramani. “No words really. Just thank you #PriyaRamani & #RebeccaJohn & to all the women fighting the good fight.”
Director Hansal Mehta rued that the bar set is “so low” that people are celebrating acquittal of the “victim”. “I thought he was convicted for sexual harassment seeing all the glee around. Instead the victim has been acquitted for alleged defamation. We have such low expectations,” Mehta tweeted.
Singer Sona Mohapatra, who was among the women from the entertainment industry to share their stories of alleged sexual abuse, said that MJ Akbar’s reputation “stinks” and protecting it would have meant a disservice to the country. “Mr MJ Akbar’s reputation is one that stinks. So protecting it would mean harming a whole society & its dignity. This case is one for #India ‘s protection. Not just her women but also all the good people of this country. #ThankYou #PriyaRamani for standing strong. @IndiaMeToo.”
Actor Padampriya quoted a tweet about the case and wrote, “More power to all of us.”
Singer Chinmayi Sripaada, who has accused Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu of sexual harassment, reminded his followers of her allegation while sharing an excerpt from the court’s judgement that said it’s possible for a woman to not open up about sexual abuse for years and she shouldn’t be punished for it.
To all the Vairamuthu supporters, new and old. https://t.co/qarqNuGjBe
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) February 17, 2021
“To all the Vairamuthu supporters, new and old,” Sripaada tweeted.
Actor Mini Mathur congratulated both Ramani and her lawyer, Rebecca John, while writing that the judgement is a huge step for every woman standing up to powerful men.
Priya Ramani is acquitted. The fact that she needed to defend her accusations of harassment against a powerful man not withstanding, this is a huge step forward for women speaking up against sexual harassment. Big shoutout to her lawyer Rebecca John as well #justice
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) February 17, 2021
“Priya Ramani is acquitted. The fact that she needed to defend her accusations of harassment against a powerful man not withstanding, this is a huge step forward for women speaking up against sexual harassment. Big shoutout to her lawyer Rebecca John as well #justice,” she wrote.