We have previously discussed the infamous former Hungarian camerawoman, Petra Laszlo, who was shown tripping refugees trying to enter the country. She has been fired and faces criminal charges. However, in an apparent effort to secure the “Worst Person In The World” award, Laszlo has announced that she plans to sue one of the refugees that she tripped . . . and then possibly move to Russia where true freedom reigns. I expect most Hungarians would gladly help Laszlo and her husband pack and then transport them to the border. I guarantee no one will try to trip her to keep her from leaving.
Laszlo says that she is planning two lawsuits as soon as she is no longer a criminal defendant. The first lawsuit will target refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen and allege that he changed his testimony to police. The second lawsuit will apparently target Facebook for allegedly refusing to remove threatening groups on the site. The latter is a curious lawsuit for an alleged journalist in trying to punish the exercise of free speech.
As for Mohsen, Laszlo insists that he “changed his testimony, because he initially blamed the police.” She add “My husband wants to prove my innocence. For him, it is now a matter of honour.”
Whatever might be found in this litigation for the Laszlos, I doubt honor will prove to be one of them. Laszlo is clearly shown tripping refugees including a fleeing Mohsen who was carrying his young son in his arms. The video also appears to show her kicking two other refugees.
After suing the victim, Laszlo is thinking of moving to Russia. She is certainly likely to find a kindred spirit in Vladimir Putin who has a fairly large following of thugs that not only trip but beat protesters and journalists.
Once again, her plan to leave Hungary may be the only unassailable statement that she has made since the incident. Most Hungarians are likely to tell her good riddance . . . and be sure not to trip her on your way out.