#MeToo: Allegations 'false and fabricated', says MJ Akbar
New Delhi : The union minister MJ Akbar issued a statement on Sunday over allegations of sexual abuse under #MeTooIndia social media campaign, claiming that they are false and fabricated. He also threatened to take legal action against the alleged 'victim' women.
Returned from abroad, MJ Akbar said that accusations without evidence have become a trend among some sections and his lawyers will look into the "wild and baseless" allegations against him.
"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," the minister said according to news agency ANI.
"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," said the minister.
He further said, "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.
"Lies do not have legs, but they do contain poison, which can be whipped into a frenzy. This is deeply distressing," Akbar said in his statement.