The leader of the Alliance for Progress (APP), Cesar AcunaHe said he was not “satisfied” with the sentence handed down by the 30th Liquidating Criminal Court of the Superior Court of Lima against the journalist Christopher Acosta for the publication of the book “Plata como cancha.”
In an interview with Willax TV, he indicated that he will not withdraw from his lawsuit because his honor “Worth much more”. He also remarked that he is not against freedom of expression, but he is “Against defamation”.
“I am not satisfied because it is a first instance. This is going to take time. No (I’m going to give up) because I feel that my honor is worth much more. I am not against freedom of expression, but I am against defamation. I am a democrat and I do not know why now all the media say that freedom of expression is in danger “, he expressed.
In that sense, Acuna Peralta reiterated that Christopher acosta He did not check if the phrases he used for his book were true or not and taking sayings from other people.
“I was outraged how a young journalist spends night after night writing a book about a person taking sayings from other people, without having checked whether they are true or not”, he stressed.
“If he (Christopher Acosta) had called me, told me, I really would have accepted a conversation with him. He never spoke to me, he never called me “said the former presidential candidate.
Regarding the version of the journalist that he communicated with his son Richard Acuna and with the former congressman Luis Valdez. He also remarked that neither of them mentioned that Christopher acosta I wanted to talk to him.
“He is admitting that he never spoke to me. He says he called Richard, Richard is not César Acuña. He himself is admitting that he has not spoken to me and says that he has called Lucho Valdez and Lucho Valdez is not César Acuña. He is lying, he never spoke to me. He never sent me an email, he never sent me a message, he never communicated with me “, he limited
“I have spoken with Richard. Richard never told me that Christopher wanted to talk to me. Neither Richard nor Lucho Valdez told me that Christopher wanted to talk to me “, he sentenced.
As it is recalled, Judge Raúl Jesús Vega, of the 30th Criminal Liquidator Court of the Superior Court of Lima, handed down a sentence against the journalist Christopher acosta, for the publication of the book ‘Silver as a court’, two years in jail suspended.
Cesar Acuna He accused the journalist for considering that some 55 sentences of the book were defamatory, despite the fact that they record sayings of third parties, cite judicial and congressional sessions and other statements that had not previously been questioned by the political leader before the publication of the book.
The sentence also included the editor of the journalist’s book, Jerónimo Pimentel and the publishing house Penguin Random House, who must pay in solidarity with Christopher acosta civil reparation amounting to 400 thousand soles.