Sky News –
A Greek far-right MP who slapped one left-wing female politician in the face and threw a glass of water at another during a live TV debate is taking legal action against his victims.
Ilias Kasidiaris, spokesman for the Golden Dawn party, who is himself on trial for alleged involvement in a mugging, claims the two women insulted him and is suing them for defamation.
He also filed a complaint against TV station Antenna for wrongful detention after network staff locked him in a room while waiting for police to arrive at the studio after the incident, until he broke down the door and escaped.
The 31-year-old shocked viewers last week when he threw a glass of water at rival politician Rena Dourou, a deputy in the Syriza party, after she referred to the court case pending against him and claimed his party would “drag Greece 500 years into the past”.