Libel victory for Abramovich

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has secured an early victory in his battle with the publishers Harper Collins after a High Court judge ruled defamatory claims were made about him in a book about Vladimir Putin. The book repeated untrue allegations made by a discredited fugitive that the Russian premier had somehow been involved in Mr Abramovich’s purchase of Chelsea FC. Author Catherine Belton and publisher HarperCollins who made the claims in the title ‘Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back…

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