Russian court rules in favor of Deripaska in breach of privacy lawsuit
MOSCOW, July 9 (RAPSI) – The Ust’-Labinsk District Court in the Krasnodar Region has partially granted a lawsuit filed by Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska against Anastasia Vashukevich (also known as Nastya Rybka) and Alexander Kirillov (Alex Lesley) over breach of privacy, lawyer Aleksey Melnikov has told RAPSI.
According to the lawyer, the court fined each of the defendants 500,000 rubles ($7,400) and ordered them to delete information that initiated the lawsuit.
Earlier, Deripaska filed the lawsuit against the defendants after they published private photos and audio recordings of the plaintiff on social media.
This development caught public attention after Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Foundation published an investigation stating that allegedly Deripaska and vice premier-minister Sergey Prikhodko, accompanied by models, had a holiday on a yacht in Norway, the media reported.
However, before the lawsuit was heard, the court restricted access to Navalny’s website as part of the interim measures in a lawsuit. The ruling was upheld by the Krasnodar Regional Court. Soon the website was blocked by Russia’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor. The agency’s decision is being appealed as well.