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MJ Akbar denies sexual allegation, says it was ‘consensual’

Former union minister MJ Akbar said on Friday denied accusations of rape by US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi, claiming he had a consensual sexual relationship that spanned several months. In an exclusive interview with ANI, editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar said, "Somewhere around 1994, Ms Pallavi Gogoi and I entered into a consensual relationship that spanned several months. This relationship gave rise to talk and would later cause strife in my home life as well. This consensual relationship ended, perhaps not on the best note".

Updated : 02 November 2018, 04:38 PM