Business Akbar looked certain to brazen out the #Metoo accusations. What forced the government to change its mind on his resignation? Updated : October 19, 2018 06:13 AM IST Only on Monday, Akbar had filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani for accusing him publicly of sexual harassment and misconduct. Things began to change on Tuesday. That morning National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met MJ Akbar at his residence.