Russian-Israeli billionaire businessman, politician, and Chelsea Football Club owner, Roman Abramovich, has taken legal action over claims that he was defamed in a book.
Roman Abramovich to sue for defamation
The book titled ‘Putin’s People’ was released last year and was written by Caterine Belton. The book contains several claims about Abramovich and others close to the Russian president Vladimir Putin.
There was a particular allegation in the book that the Russian billionaire bought Chelsea in 2003 by Putin’s special orders, who wanted to use the club as a channel to increase Russian influence in the UK.
Abramovich has released a statement via the club’s official website, saying the book published by HarperCollins contains several false and defamatory claims made that have harmed his reputation and the club.
He also insisted he bought the club solely for sporting reasons and that all can clearly see the huge difference in success after he bought the club from Ken Bates in 2003.