Lawyers of the businessman and former MP Yuriy Ivanyushchenko has filed a lawsuit against the online edition of «Word and deed», the Respondent acts journalist Olga Wasilewska-Smaglyuk.
The lawsuit on protection of honor, dignity and business reputation is the article talking about «Bloody Mary. Who is behind the murder of the Manager of «Ukrspirt”?”, said the portal ”112 Ukraine”, the lawyer Evgeny Glazkov. The defenders asked the Pechersky district court to admit released may 30 on the website «Slovo I Delo» material false and misinformed. In the article the author examines the reasons for the assassination of former acting Director of «Ukrspirt» Victor Pankova.
According to another lawyer Ivanyushchenko, Yuriy Kolesnikov, the goal of the lawsuit – only the restoration of justice, financial claims protection does not advance.
«We respect the principles of freedom of speech and independence of media, but always opposed the allegations which are not backed by facts and are purely the fantasies of their authors. Often the purpose of such accusations and «revelations» is getting some publicity, capitalizing on the fame of Yuri Ivanyushchenko. This material belongs to the category of unreasonable, which is not supported by any factual material, but does damage to our client. That is why we ask the court to review the case and to oblige the editorial office and the journalist to refute the previously published information,» – said Kolesnikov.
Plans to file such a lawsuit, the lawyers announced June 1.
«I think someone decided to take advantage of human tragedy and capitalize on the murder of Victor Pankov some dividends. Customers of this campaign have not invented anything better than to be tied to this case our client. I regard it as an attempt to PR dividends for a journalist and earn a rating for the publication, which until now was not known,» – said Glazkov.
On the morning of 30 may 2016 on the street Michael Grishko in Darnitskiy district of Kyiv unknown Audi car shot several times in Pankov. Head of the National police in the Darnytsia district of Kyiv Viktor Chernyshev noted that one version of murder professional work of the victim.
Lawyers Ivanyushchenko sued for the publication of «Word and deed» and journalist Wasilewska-Smaglyuk 14.07.2017