State Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov has filed a lawsuit against the NTV television network for a story about his meeting with an employee of the German Embassy. “Not to sue means to accept the slander that sounded in my address” – he said in his Facebook.
In the program “Master class for provocateurs” Gudkov called a libelous, was told about the meeting with the Deputy head of the political section of the Embassy of Germany in Russia Hubert Kirsch. In the video Gudkov was assigned words that the opposition is ready to bring people to a protest if it failed to pass in Parliament. The Deputy asserts that it did not.
“I attributed the words that I never said Then that the libel showed in the Duma, turning into a weapon against the opposition. Hope colleague Neverovu ashamed of the PR based on a lie”, – said Gudkov, a trip to court. He stated that he will not try to sue the channel money but will require a right of reply. To represent the interests Gudkov will be Alisa Obraztsova.
In a conversation with RBC Gudkov confirmed his meeting with the diplomat, but said that he had discussed with him the preparation of the return visit of the young state Duma deputies to Brussels to meet with MEPs. “The words in the story are narration, this is a forgery” – he said.
Representatives of NTV, the lawsuit has not yet commented. “At present, NTV lawsuit from Mr. Gudkov received and not to comment until the court decision on the case believe premature,” reported TASS the representative channel.
NTV was involved in yet another scandal with a complaint of slander and with the participation of Gudkova. This time the court gave to the Deputy that in the “Iron lady” named defendants in the list of “the bandits who stole from the people of 5,5 billion roubles”. In June this year, the figurant of the list, Pavel Karpov has addressed in Presnensky district court of Moscow with the claim about protection of honor and dignity. According to “Interfax”, the court in November dismissed the claim.
Another film of NTV called “Pathologoanatomy protest” may also be the subject of judicial investigation – to sue for libel for information provided in it, promised the journalist and human rights activist Olga Romanova.