News Agency AP does not intend to refute your stuff, became the occasion for a libel suit from the owner of the company “Basic element” Oleg Deripaska, and is going to actively defend themselves, said the General counsel of the Agency, Karen Kaiser, reports Business Insider.
In comments to RBC Kaiser also stated that the Agency insists on the truth of his publication. “We will actively defend themselves,” she added.
According to TASS, the fact that the lawyers representing the interests of Deripaska, requested AP to deny the published information, but the Agency refused, it was stated in the complaint.
Oleg Deripaska, filed Monday in Federal court in Washington’s lawsuit against the AP. From the lawsuit that he filed in connection with the “slander contained in a direct or indirect statements” of the Agency. “March 22, 2017, the AP published an article by Jeff Horvitz, Chad Dey, which put forward false accusations against Mr. Deripaska of involvement in criminal acts and other offences”, – stated in the document.
Deripaska, among other things, attributed to involvement in the creation of “an ambitious political strategy to undermine the anti-Russian opposition”, in which was involved the former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump by Paul Manafort, “secretly worked for the Russian billionaire”, as claimed by the Agency.
“The article is written in such a way that it creates a false idea of what a commercial transaction Deripaska in the period from 2005 to 2009 somehow was connected with alleged criminal acts and violations related to the campaign of then-presidential candidate Donald trump and the presidential elections in 2016 in the USA, – stated in the text. – AP there is no reason to announce that a Treaty between Deripaska and Manafort provided to undermine democratic movements. Deripaska had made no payments in Manafaru to undermine the democratic movement.”