In his brief statement before the judge of the ‘Barçagate case’, former president Josep María Bartomeu denied having “commissioned any account related to anyone and that he was not aware of the tweets reflected in the complaint” by Jaume Roures, according to his lawyer José Maria Fuster-Fabra. Complaint for two crimes of insults committed with the aggravating circumstance of advertising on the internet and slander when the president of Mediapro understands that he was a victim of “personalized accounts” in which “tax, terrorism and corruption” crimes are attributed to him. I have neither commissioned the accounts nor have I had knowledge of who managed them, Bartomeu explained to the judge of 13 in Barcelona.

His lawyer explained that, according to Bartomeu, the hiring of Nicestream was only looking “in October 2017 for a sensitive moment in sports due to the departure of Neymar and in the political and social sphere that Barça was experiencing in Catalonia to find out what opinion and what it was said in the networks and hence the hiring of that company and he had no knowledge of who created that account “destined for Roures.

The initiative to hire Nicestream was from Bartomeu

Next, Jaume Masferrer, Bartomeu’s right-hand man and director of the Presidency Area, has declared. His lawyer Olga Tubau has assured that the initiative to hire the aforementioned company that is dedicated to monitoring was Bartomeu’s and that the hiring corresponded to the club’s departments.

Referring to the account from which Roures was attacked, Olga Tubau said that “there has been no order or feeding of that account from the club and what was transferred by the company is that this account would function as a kind of Newspaper library with news related to Jaume Roures “. Masferrer’s lawyer has denied that it was a defamatory account and rather “sarcastic”.

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