Terrible scandal erupted in the state Duma. Several journalists of the parliamentary pool have accused the head of the Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky in sexual harassment. Attributed to the people’s chosen actions are described in detail. Very ugly. Colleagues girls who directly reported these accusations to the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, refuse to call the names of the victims – journalists are not deprived of work. The party has already declared that will demand for workers pen expulsion from the pool for violation of ethics and law.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
About the accusations of Slutsky stated to reporters, “Rain”, which he had hosted in his Studio Zhirinovsky. The leader of the party said that for the first time about the such hear, and promises to talk with party members, to understand.
“But here we must see the goal. Maybe he wants journalists to generate interest in yourself. Maybe he wants to make: come, take the interview,” – said Zhirinovsky.
When asked what, the end justifies the means, he answered in the negative: “I’m not saying it’s good. Just have a motive. I remember in elementary school we pulled on the girls hair, so she turned and looked”.
Slutsky himself on the question of “Rain” has rejected all charges: “Never. This is not the case.” And later wrote the correspondent of the TV channel that talked with all the parliamentary pool and no one not confirmed the fact of harassment. In this regard, the Deputy threatened the channel with a lawsuit. In this case, “Precipitation” indicates that three correspondents from the parliamentary pool later stated that Slutsky didn’t call them. The channel does not specify whether these speakers and journalists, alleging harassment by the same individuals.
As for the charges, one of their interviewees, “Rain,” said Deputy allegedly once in his office touched intimate parts of the body. According to her, he also offered to meet to work late and asked where she lives. Another interviewee said “Rain” that personally she has no excesses with Slutsky was not, however, “I have heard about this many times, this is not the first year, according to my colleagues who knows about all the state Duma”. Another television producer said that the Slutsky allegedly “tried to kiss on the lips to touch the buttocks” when he was invited to broadcast. All sources of “Rain” said that he had not contacted law enforcement.
The Deputy Slutsky after the comment “Rain” while more did not react to the scandal. On Friday morning he said about the working time – about how many foreign observers were invited to elections of the President of the Russian Federation. But the scandal has commented on his fellow party member, Vice-speaker Igor Lebedev. He said that the accusations against Slutsky is “a violation of ethics, criminal law and insult.”
“We, on behalf of the faction to raise the question about deprivation of accreditation in the state Duma for these journalists,” Slutsky wrote on Twitter.
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