“I was intimidated and slandered.” Architect who told about Kiselev’s villa demands almost $ 150,000 from journalist
After the scandalous publication about the construction of a house in Koktebel for a well-known TV host, the entire circulation of the newspaper was withdrawn.
Architect Vladimir Mazurin, who executed the order of TV host Dmitry Kiselev for the construction of a mansion in Koktebel, demanded 9.8 million rubles ($ 145,000) from a journalist and is ready to raise the amount “depending on how the respondent will behave,” MBKh media reports.
“There is real harm to my health, and I will prove it, there is moral harm: they slandered me, and it was on the central channels by involving the administrative resource that Dmitry Konstantinovich has. They specifically intimidated and slandered me,” the architect said.
According to Mazurin, he was fired from his job at the company Kapital under pressure from Kiselev. The first court session on the merits will be held on December 13 in Korolev.
The article about the journalist’s villa was published by the Crimean newspaper Gorod24, but in the morning it was promptly removed from the stores. According to Mazurin, the newspaper’s editor was forced to buy back the entire circulation at his own expense.
Mazurin told the publication that Kiselev ordered a mansion with a gorgeous view of the sea on a slope with “pronounced landslide signs.” The real estate allegedly cost Kiselev nearly 200 million rubles ($ 3 million), and the journalist had to take a loan for 10 years and mortgage the house in Moscow.