12 mar 2022 3:36 p.m
The Hamburg physicist Roland Wiesendanger had made serious allegations against the virologist Christian Drosten. Drosten’s lawyers asked Wiesendanger to issue a cease-and-desist declaration, but he refused. The matter is now likely to go to court.
In interviews a few weeks ago, the Hamburg physicist Roland Wiesendanger made serious allegations against the Charité virologist Christian Drosten and claimed that Drosten was involved in a campaign to cover up the origin of the corona virus. Last week, Drosten’s lawyers called on Wiesendanger to sign a draft of a cease-and-desist declaration by March 7th. Previously had a network of NDR, WDR and the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported about it, to whom the letter had been made available. However, Wiesendanger let the deadline pass.
Drosten’s lawyers had announced that they would submit an application for an injunction to the Hamburg Regional Court if the cease-and-desist declaration is not submitted. This should now be the case. Opposite of world one of Wiesendanger’s lawyers explained that Drosten had signed a publication in which the laboratory hypothesis represented by Wiesendanger was branded as a conspiracy theory, and this also in the NDR-Podcast repeats:
“Anyone who expresses himself so harshly must face criticism, even if it is unwelcome. Our client will not issue a cease-and-desist declaration and will defend himself in a possible court case.”
Drosten is specifically concerned with statements by Wiesendanger in an interview with the magazine Cicero, in which he accuses the virologist of being involved in a campaign to cover up the corona virus. The magazine took the interview offline for the time being. Wiesendanger considers it more likely that the virus is not of natural origin and came from a high-security laboratory in Wuhan.
In the letter from the lawyers it is said that in the interview a “many number of inaccurate allegations of fact” were made which violated the personal rights of their client. Wiesendanger should now undertake to no longer claim that Drosten had “deceived the public” and uttered “untruths”. In the application for an injunction, the lawyers also tried to explain why, in their opinion, Drosten had neither ruled out the laboratory theory nor wanted to cover up anything. Drosten also gave an affidavit in this regard. However, Wiesendanger refused to sign the declaration. Now the Hamburg district court will probably deal with the case.
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