Admin l Sunday, October 08, 2017
MOSCOW,Russia – Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan, owners of Alfa Group, a Russian consortium have filed a defamation suit against Fusion GPS and its head Glenn Simpson over publication “Trump dossier”, Rapsi has reported.
According to court papers, the plaintiffs stated that during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections opponents of Donald Trump hired Simpson to compile a dossier containing damaging information about the candidate.
The document, according to the newspaper delved on Trump’s alleged relations with Russia and Russian meddling with the elections in the United States.
Authors of the dossier allegedly mentioned Alfa in one of the reports and implicated the owners“in the scandalous allegations involving Russia and President Trump” as well as other criminal activities, including corruption.
“Defendants knew that this Report was not verified, and that it defamed Plaintiffs on its face. Defendants could easily have removed that Report from the Dossier before they started peddling the Dossier to media and journalists in September and October 2016. They chose not to do so,” the lawsuit reads.
A similar lawsuit was filed against U.S. media, BuzzFeed and its employees in May , who published the same dossier in January. in that suit, the complainants claimed at least $25,000 for each of the offensive material.