Russian MP Leonid Slutsky apologises for 'distress' to women

Russian MP Leonid Slutsky apologises for 'distress' to women
 

Influential Russian lawmaker Leonid Slutsky has apologised to women he has "wittingly or unwittingly" caused distress.
This comes after three Russian female journalists publicly accused him of sexual harassment.
Mr Slutsky denies the accusations and has threatened to take the women to court for defamation. In his apology, he did not mention anyone by name.
Russia does not have laws that cover sexual harassment specifically.
The country has not had the same backlash against sexual harassment as seen in the US and Western Europe in the wake of high-profile scandals.
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8 March 2018 in World News, Views: 51
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