Prigozhin sued Navalny 500 thousand rubles in a claim for the protection of honor and dignity
The Lyublinsky District Court of Moscow partially satisfied the claim for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation, which businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin filed against the politician Alexei Navalny. This was reported on VKontakte by the press service of the Concord company; the press service of the court confirmed this to MBH Media. The court’s decision has not yet been published in the case file .
The essence of Prigozhin’s claims was not specified. In the message of “Concorde” it is said that it is about the statements of Navalny, which were recognized as “defamatory, inaccurate and offensive.” The company claims that the court ordered the defendant to “remove the defamatory information and publish the refutation on the Navalny Live channel by publishing the operative part of the decision.”
The head of the legal department of FBK Vyacheslav Gimadi told Open Media that Navalny’s defense would appeal the decision.
Earlier, Yevgeny Prigozhin filed several lawsuits in Moscow courts against Alexei Navalny and his associates. So, in October, the press service of “Concorde” reported one lawsuit for five million rubles, filed against Navalny because of his tweet, where the politician called Prigozhin a “thief”. Whether this lawsuit is related to the current decision is not fully known.
In August 2020, Yevgeny Prigozhin bought out the debt of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, the founder of the organization, Alexei Navalny, and an employee of the Foundation, Lyubov Sobol, in the amount of 87.7 million rubles from the “Moscow Schoolboy” food plant. According to a court decision, they had to pay such an amount to the plant for the dissemination of inaccurate, according to the company, information.