Rybkagate: oligarch’s private life price
The trial upon the oligarch's complaints will be held by the Krasnodar Regional Court on March 27.
Businessman Oleg Deripaska requests 2 million rubles ($34.800) in his claim to Anastasia Vashukevich (Nastya Rybka) and Alexander Kirillov (Alex Leslie) as a compensation for moral damage, Znak.com reports.
The lawsuit states that the information that Vashukevich was the mistress of the oligarch is false, and the dissemination of Deripaska’s photos was just a way to "satisfy the philistine interest of Leslie and Rybka", and also to advertise their pick up courses.
The case file also contains private complaints, in which media representatives, including Znak.com, are trying to challenge the decision of the Ust-Labinsky court of the Krasnodar region to block materials on Deripaska's ties with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko. The lawyers of the editions, as well as the Anti-Corruption Foundation of Alexey Navalny (FBK), insist that the interim measures taken by the court are disproportionate and violate the freedom of speech.
The trial upon these complaints will be held by the Krasnodar Regional Court on March 27.
Earlier, politician Alexey Navalny published FBK's investigation on the vacation of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko on the yacht of Deripaska in Norway. It turned out that the official and the entrepreneur could discuss Russia's interference in the US elections. Deripaska lodged a complaint against Vashukevich and her mentor Alexander Kirillov (Alex Leslie) in court for divulging details of private life.
Later, Vashukevich and Leslie were detained in Thailand for conducting sex training. Soon they will have to be deported to their homeland.