Hellas Gold to file defamation suit against Skourletis

Hellas Gold to file defamation suit against Skourletis

Paul Wright, chief executive officer of Hellas Gold’s parent company Eldorado Gold is to file a defamation suit against Greece’e Energy Minister Panos Skourletis, it was announced on Thursday.

The suit was expected to be filed following comments made by the Greek minister in a recent interview with Bloomberg.

In the interview, Skourletis alleged that Wright had shorted company shares, accusations which Wright said were “groundless and false.”

In a statement released on Thursday, Hellas Gold noted that any compensation arising from the case would go to Greek charities.

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