The Agency has disseminated information about the alleged “criminal activities” in cooperation with the former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump
– A Federal judge dismissed a libel suit against the Associated Press, filed by Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska in may of this year. The court’s decision are set out on page 21. As writes Associated Press, the court dismissed the action without saving for the plaintiff suing on the same grounds.
“The court notes that Deripaska does not refute any of the specific facts presented by the Associated Press (…) there can be no doubt that there is a public debate related to the activities of the Russian oligarchs on behalf of the Russian government”, – quotes the edition of Politico excerpts from the text of the decision of a district court judge Ellen Howell.
In may, the Russian businessman has filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press, accusing him of libel after the Agency has disseminated information about the alleged “criminal activities” related to cooperation with the former head of the election headquarters of the President of the United States Paul Manafort.
According to the Agency, Manafort “secret work” for Deripaska for about 10 years and promoted the interests of Moscow in the political, economic and other fields.
The businessman demanded from the Associated Press to publish a refutation, the Agency refused. The Agency said that the publication “was based on interviews with people familiar with financial income of Manafort” and the data on it is “international transfers of millions of dollars.”
After the publication of Associated Press Deripaska wrote an article, published in the American media, which accused the Agency of spreading lies, saying that he never made any contact with Manafort to “hidden advertising or to promote” Russian interests in the United States.