BuzzFeed has been hit with a lawsuit over its explosive January report of an unverified dossier which charged that Donald Trump has “deep ties to Russia.”
In the suit, filed Friday in New York Supreme Court, Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan of the Alfa Group allege “false, damaging and highly inflammatory statements” about them and about Alfa Group, “an umbrella term commonly used to describe a number of entities in which Plaintiffs hold significant beneficial interests.”
“BuzzFeed admitted in the Article that the Dossier ‘include[d] specific, unverified and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives and that it ‘is not just unconfirmed: It includes some clear errors. The [Dossier] misspells the name of one company, ‘Alpha Group,’ throughout. It is Alfa Group,'” the lawsuit reads.