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TV executive suing journalists who accused him of sexual misconduct

A senior figure in Israeli national television files a libel lawsuit against two female journalists who recently accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, demanding they pay him NIS 2 million (almost $600,000) for publishing “baseless slander” and trying to “take advantage of the #MeToo campaign for their own benefit.”

Lawyers for Alex Gilady, president of the Keshet Media group, claim in the lawsuit that journalists Oshrat Kotler and Neri Livneh “banded together, knowingly or unknowingly, to completely turn Gilady’s life upside down, causing him severe damage, some of it irreversible.”

Gilady announced his “temporary” resignation from his position at Keshet in November, after Kotler and Livneh published their allegations and a third, unidentified woman accused him of rape.

— Michael Bachner

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