MOSCOW, October 11 (RAPSI) – The Krasnodar Regional Commercial Court has scheduled hearing of a lawsuit filed by Russian mogul Oleg Deripaska against three foreign media outlets to protect his business reputation on October 25, a plaintiff’s representative has told RAPSI.
Defendants are two British and one American media: Times Newspapers Ltd and Telegraph Media Group Limited and The Nation Company LLC. Details of the claim have not been disclosed.
Reportedly, these media outlets have published statements that led to imposing U.S. sanctions of Deripaska. The mogul seeks to declare this information inaccurate.
It is not the first time Deripaska has sued foreign media.
In October 2017, the U.S. Federal District Court of Columbia dismissed his defamation lawsuit against the Associated Press (AP) news agency over an article about alleged interference of Russia in U.S. Presidential elections. The contested article stated that the Russian entrepreneur paid for services of Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump.