BuzzFeed sued by Russian bank owners for publishing dossier


The owners of a Russian bank are suing BuzzFeed for defamation for details contained in a dossier earlier this year.

Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan, who own Alfa Bank, filed the lawsuit in state court in Manhattan, Politico reported. The bank owners are also seeking damages from BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, reporter Ken Bensinger, and editors Miriam Elder and Mark Schoofs.

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