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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Another journalist openly spoke about the harassment of the Deputy Slutsky

The correspondent of Russian service Bi-bi-si Farid Rustamov accused state Duma Deputy Leonid Slutsky of harassment. She was the third journalist, who spoke about this publicly. Prior to that, the indecent behavior of MPs in relation to them announced zamglavnogo editor of the TV channel RTVI Ekaterina Kotrikadze and producer of TV channel “Rain” Darya Zhuk.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Leonid Slutsky.

The Deputy molested Rustamova during the conversation, 24 March 2017, when she came from the editorial job to ask about the purpose of arrival in Russia for the then candidate for the French presidency, marine Le Pen, said in the article “bi-Bi-si”. Upon entering the office, Rustamova turned the recorder on (the whole conversation was recorded), and after some time they were alone. She promised that the conversation will be conducted off the record — that is, without literal quotes from the name of Slutsky. At some point, the MP changed the subject and familiarity encouraged her to quit work in the Russian service of the British broadcaster, promising to “take somewhere.”

Rustamov asked why he changed the subject. “You’re just jerking me around, kissing is not want me to hurt you” – presented in the transcript the words of Slutsky. The journalist that she has a young man, the Deputy proposed to leave him or become the mistress of Slutsky.

“According to the memoirs of the journalist, the politician suddenly closer to her, “held the hand, the inner part of the palm of my pubis up” and bounced,” writes Bi-bi-si. Slutsky at the same time considered that not getting handsy, and so “little”.

Rustamov was in shock from what happened. She told colleagues in the state Duma, bosses, friends, who confirmed that she told them about the incident. According to Rustamova, to make public statements then she was afraid, and editors in this situation were guided by her wishes.

Slutsky himself informed of all charges in the address deny and threatened to sue the TV channel “Rain”, first to raise the topic. While the complaint Slutsky reached the state Duma Committee on ethics.

Slutsky will consider after the election: the case of the harassment takes a serious turn

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