A court docket in Moscow on Wednesday rejected a class-action lawsuit towards a Russian TV presenter that sought $11 million in ethical damages after she hosted a celebration the place company have been inspired to show up wearing next to nothing.

The swimsuit towards Anastasia Ivleeva was one factor of a scandal that erupted after her bash at a Moscow nightclub final month. A well known rapper who attended sporting solely a sock round his genitals and two on his ft was despatched to jail.

Public denunciation of the celebration mirrored the rise of fiercely conservative sentiment in Russia amid President Vladimir Putin’s accusations towards the West for making an attempt to undermine “conventional values” and the nationalism intensified by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Invites to Ivleeva’s celebration described the costume code as “virtually bare.” Images from the celebration circulated on social media. Conservative legislators, bloggers and others unleashed a storm of criticism, contending the pictures have been unseemly, even unpatriotic, for a rustic embroiled in struggle.

Within the wake of the outrage, a number of of Russia’s greatest pop-culture figures have issued public statements searching for forgiveness for attending the bash.

The rapper Vacio, whose authorized title is Nikolai Vasiliyev, was sentenced to fifteen days in jail for disorderly conduct and fined 200,000 rubles ($22,000) for allegedly spreading “LGBTQ propaganda” in a video. He was to be launched on Saturday, however was handed a second sentence of 10 days.

He additionally was summoned to report back to a navy recruitment middle, a member of Russia’s Public Monitoring Committee stated this week.

The Moscow district court docket rejected the lawsuit towards Ivleeva on jurisdictional grounds, saying there is no such thing as a document of her residing within the district.

It was unclear if the plaintiffs would attempt to file it elsewhere.

The swimsuit known as for the damages to be paid right into a fund supporting troopers preventing in Ukraine.

Additionally Wednesday, one other Moscow court docket ordered the nightclub the place the celebration was held closed on the grounds of violating sanitary rules.

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