Belarusian model and sex instructor who claimed she had evidence of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections stated that she apologizes to a Russian oligarch for such statement and will not say anything else in this regard, as The Washington Post reported.
“Anastasia Vashukevich made the statement in a Moscow court that was considering whether to keep her in jail as she faces charges of inducement to prostitution. The court extended her detention for three more days,” the news agency reads.
Vashukevich, who has a nickname Nastya Rybka, was arrested in Thailand last February, she was accused of prostitution. She and several others were holding a sex seminar in Thailand.
“After her arrest she claimed she had audio tapes of Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, who is close to President Vladimir Putin, talking about interference in the U.S. election. She had shot to world attention a few weeks earlier when a Russian opposition leader published an investigation based on her social media posts that suggested corrupt links between Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko,” the message says.
She pleaded guilty, then was taken to Moscow and detained along with three others deportees including mentor Alexander Kirillov.
“I will no longer compromise him,” said Rybka and apologized to Deripaska.
Deripaska is one of the Russian officials who was recently sanctioned by the U.S. for connection with Crimea’s annexation in 2014.