Alexey Venediktova: Dmitry Dukhanin / Kommersant
Former press Secretary Alexei Navalny Anna Veduta has accused editor-in-chief of radio station “Echo of Moscow” in the harassment. Her words leads to “the Russian service bi-Bi-si”.
According to Veduta, in 2012 Venediktov invited her to dinner in a large company, after which he offered to drive her home and leading “Echo” Tatyana Felgengauer and Oksana Chizh. They all got in the car Venediktov and left. “Tanya dropped off first, with her left Oksana. I stayed, Alexei and the driver,” recalls Veduta.
She told me that she was sitting with Venediktov in the back seat and felt that he moved closer, embraced her and touched his knees, “then the hand crept higher on my inner thigh”. Veduta asked the journalist not to do it, and when the car stopped, she “stormed out”. However, Venediktov offered to walk her to the apartment. “I protested, he insisted repeatedly that it’s safer. Front door he asked if anybody was home, and tried to kiss me,” he described it. Saying that the house mother, Veduta ran into the apartment, after which the “hours sitting on the bathroom floor staring at the wall”.
Venediktov denied that he had stuck to Vedute. He also stated that he is not trying to get to her house. “To get home — well, it’s fu”, — said the journalist. The woman noticed that he did not want to talk about the incident because she was embarrassed. “He insisted, “no” is still heard, although not much the first time,” added Veduta.
In March it was reported about the dismissal of Russian journalist Nina Davlekanovo with “Radio Liberty” for sexual harassment on her part. The contract is terminated unilaterally. The lawyer of Davlekanovo claims that the allegation of harassment could use for the dismissal of the journalist, from which, perhaps, wanted to terminate the contract for any other reason.
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