The Competition Authority, after the report sent by the Minister of Culture, Sangiuliano, started the investigation procedure against the Undersecretary of Culture “for possible illicit conduct in violation of the provisions of law no. 215/2004 regarding activities incompatible with holding a government office”. Sgarbi: “I am very happy about the start of the investigation” which will clarify that “my activities are a legitimate exercise of copyright”
The Competition and Market Authority, following a report sent by the Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has decided to initiate investigative proceedings against the Undersecretary of State for Culture, Vittorio Sgarbi, for “possible illicit conduct in violation of what is foreseen by law n. 215/2004 regarding activities incompatible with holding a government office”. The Antitrust reported this in a note.
Sgarbi: “Mine is copyright, I’m going to counterattack”
“I am delighted with the start of the Antitrust investigation” which will clarify that “my activities are a legitimate exercise of copyright”. Sgarbi said this while commenting on the opening of an investigation by the Competition Authority. Then he added: “My counterattack will start as soon as the postal police have identified the person who sent the anonymous letter” to the press.
The Sangiuliano – Sgarbi back and forth
“I’m outraged by Sgarbi’s behavior, okay? I saw him going around doing inaugurations, exhibitions and so on. But I never would have thought that he would get paid for these things.” Sangiuliano himself had said it to Fatto Quotidiano. “I immediately notified those responsible and reported that I had done it to Giorgia Meloni. After all, as we know, I didn’t want it and on the contrary: I try to keep him at a safe distance and remedy the trouble he causes around”, he added . Sgarbi’s response was ready and he spoke of a “sequence of lies” which cause “serious reputational damage to me and to all the other subjects mentioned, associating them with hypotheses of crime which, as they are based on false assumptions, constitute a serious slander for which, now, will also require a report to the Public Prosecutor’s Office”. The undersecretary then accused Il Fatto of reporting “in full the defamatory and slanderous reconstructions of an anonymous letter sent to institutions and newspapers through the fraudulent violation of two email accounts in use by my secretariat, thus becoming an accomplice to the falsehoods contained therein by passing them off by ‘facts’, it discredits my work and that of my collaborators, with irreparable prejudice from a professional and human point of view.” Sgarbi then underlined that there is “no” possibility that he will resign.