New Delhi, October 9: Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee could be the next victim of the #MeToo storm as a public interest litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court, accusing the veteran jurist of sexually assaulting a woman.
According to reports, the PIL has been moved before the apex court by lawyer Seema Sapra. The litigation seeks an independent inquiry against the 88-year-old ex-AG. #MeToo: Sushma Swaraj Parries Question on Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against MJ Akbar.
In the petition, the complainant accused Sorabjee of sexually harassing a number of women, including those from the legal fraternity. "Soli Sorabjee's reputation as a serial sexual harasser of women is well known in the community he frequents including lawyers," it states.
A PIL has been filed in Supreme Court accusing former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee of sexual assault. PIL says,"Soli Sorabjee's reputation as a serial sexual harasser of women is well known in the community he frequents including lawyers,"#MeTooIndia #Metoo
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The #MeToo movement has gained credence in India, with allegations levelled against several influential people, including actors Rajat Kapoor and Alok Nath, director Vikas Bahl, comedians Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba.
Accusations have also been levelled against veterans in the newsrooms, with Hindustan Times national political editor Prashant Jha submitting his resignation after being charged of sexual harassment by a former reporter associated with the publication.
The #MeToo storm has also knocked into the political realm, with Union MoS for External Affairs and former journalist MJ Akbar being accused by a couple of women of sexually harassing them when he was the editor a national English daily.