March 2016 sex tape scandal

16 detained in Georgia for spreading compromising video of ruling party politician on social media

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Eka Beselia expressed hope that the investigation will reveal who are behind the smear campaign. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Police in Georgia detained 16 persons on Friday after compromising videos were spread on social media showing a well-known politician from the ruling Georgian Dream party. The detainees, who include two opposition activists and a popular singer, [...]

No-one has been charged in Georgian sex tape scandal

By | May 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Irakli Shotadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s top prosecutor says no-one is charged in the case of four compromising sex videos of politicians which were posted on the Internet. Speaking at a conference about juvenile justice reform on Friday, Chief Prosecutor […]

Georgian sex tape scandal continues, another video threat posted online

By | April 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–One more Georgian sex video was posted on the Internet on Tuesday. The clip was sent to a media outlet; the same delivery method as the previous three times. This time, the website received an email with a video depicting […]

Demand for tougher regulation of surveillance following sex tapes scandal

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Organizations that are members of the campaign This Affects You Too on Monday called on the government to take measures to rein in the use of secret surveillance and wiretapping. The groups also demand the resignation of Chief Prosecutor […]

Sex tapes were not uploaded from Georgia: Prosecutor

By | April 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Deputy Chief Prosecutor Mamuka Vasadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Chief Prosecutor’s Office claims three sex tapes posted to the Internet in order to threaten politicians were not uploaded from Georgia. Mamuka Vasadze, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, said at a briefing on Friday that investigators are currently […]

New Georgian sex tape posted online

By | March 31st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–One more sex tape was uploaded to Youtube on Thursday, targeting a Georgian politician. The video was posted on the personal Facebook pages of a journalist and an actor and later removed. The police questioned actor Beso Zanguri. Journalist […]

Georgian official blames Russia for sex tape scandal

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

Levan Izoria. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A deputy head of the Georgian counterintelligence on Monday hinted that Russia could be behind leaked surveillance videos recently used to threaten government members, although he did not rule out any theory. The videos were uploaded […]

Georgian Orthodox Church calls sex-tape blackmail malice

By | March 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Orthodox Church said in a statement Tuesday that the publishing of sex-tapes in the media is ‘deliberate malice.’ Two videos were recently published on Youtube, showing well-known Georgians engaging in sex. The tapes […]

More people charged in Georgia sex tape scandal

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prosecutor’s Office Saturday evening arrested two persons for illegally storing and spreading videos depicting individuals in intimate settings. The office said that apart from the two who were arrested Saturday – Zurab Jamalashvili […]

Two men detained for distributing secret surveillance videos

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two people have been detained for allegedly collecting, storing and distributing videos depicting the private lives of people. The Prosecutor General’s Office confirmed the detentions, and later issued a statement which said that the two are detained for […]

NGOs demand tougher measures to stop surveillance videos

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–NGOs in Georgia demand the creation of an investigative tool to combat the spreading of videos depicting people’s intimate lives and they want international experts to be involved in this. The initiative comes from organizations which are part […]

Georgian president promises to defeat ‘dark forces’ behind sex tapes

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

President Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili on Monday promised that the ‘dark forces’ attempting to blackmail free society will be defeated and fittingly punished. “I guarantee that the fight against those criminals will be won,” he said at a briefing […]

Georgia sex tape scandal not over, new video posted Monday

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Lasha Berulava. TBILISI, DFWatch–Strangers Monday posted one more video online showing sex scenes involving a public person. The Youtube video was accompanied by a warning that more videos will be posted soon. Youtube was cut off for some time for Georgian users. […]