Controversial businessman Veaceslav Platon came with a reaction following the evidence published by Jurnal TV, according to which Veaceslav Platon and Ilan Shor intended to discredit President Maia Sandu by launching a fake video in which President Sandu is shown to receive an envelope from the fugitive MP. He said the video is a fake that was attributed to someone else and threatened with legal action, IPN reports.
Veaceslav Platom made a number of accusations against the moderator of the talk show “Secrets of the Power” Alex Cozer during which the video was presented. He said Alex Cozer forged The video himself and then attributed it to others and made it clear that he will sue Cozer. Veaceslav Platon’s statements are indecent in nature and cannot be quoted by IPN.
In a reaction on Facebook, Alex Cozer said the assertions made by Veaceslav Platon are “insipid and desperate”, noting he is not afraid of him.
“I hope a lot I will speak less or not at all about Platon in programs or when presenting my position. The prosecutors and courts of law should speak now. Different prosecutors and different courts from what we had until now. I’m satisfied that alongside my mates, as a journalist, I’ve made effort to do my job since the day he was set free by Stoianoglo (e.n. Alexandr Stoianoglo, prosecutor general) and I’ve attentively followed his “ascension”, hampering him in a series of attacks on the country and its citizens,” Alex Cozer posted on Facebook. He urged Veaceslav Platon to come home and appear before judges.
According to the information presented by journalists of JurnalTV, Veaceslav Platon created a real network of trolls paid with large sums of money, whose task was to discredit Maia Sandu in the campaign prior to the snap parliamentary elections of July 11. The network was annihilated by the responsible bodies before the dissemination of the fakes.
JurnalTV said the video was designed with the aim of being posted on the Internet before the snap parliamentary elections so as to create the impression that Sandu took money from Shor.