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Russian lawmaker accused of sex harassment apologizes

AP  |  Moscow 

An influential member accused of by several female journalists has issued an apology and asked for forgiveness.

The allegations against by three journalists include groping and making demeaning comments.

Today, noting it was International Women's Day, Slutsky said on that "I am using the occasion to ask forgiveness from those of you whom I freely or involuntarily caused suffering.

Believe me, the intent was not malicious." Earlier today, demonstrators including opposition held pickets outside the parliament demanding the resignation of Slutsky,

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:10 IST