Man who called MK Regev 'filthy whore' countersues her for NIS 330,000

Regev "was negligent in publicizing Gili Golan's address on her Facebook page, which turned his life into a nightmare," the lawsuit, submitted to the Haifa Magistrate's Court, reads.

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October 20, 2014 18:32
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Miri Regev

Likud MK Miri Regev. (photo credit: TOVAH LAZAROFF)

 
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Gili Golan countersued Knesset Interior Minister Miri Regev (Likud Beytenu), who sued him for libel after he called her a “filthy whore” on Facebook, for NIS 330,000 on Sunday, saying that her actions put his life in danger.

Regev “was negligent in publicizing Gili Golan’s address on her Facebook page, which turned his life into a nightmare,” the lawsuit, submitted to the Haifa Magistrate’s Court, reads.

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According to Golan’s lawyers, Golan, an executive at a television production company, received threatening letters, fled from his home, hired a security guard and “looks over his shoulders in fear.

“This is not just a suit defending the plaintiff, rather it is for the entire Israeli public against a government that seeks to silence, paralyze and impose fear through a lawsuit.

This method, used by a hard-working and energetic parliamentarian like Regev, can turn into a tool for bullying with grim consequences,” they said.

In August, during the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Regev filed a complaint with police against Golan, who posted the insulting remark on her Facebook page in response to criticism of former president Shimon Peres.

Golan was summoned to a Netanya police station, questioned and freed on NIS 5,000 bond. Police then ordered Golan to refrain from communicating with Regev for 14 days.

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