An Army reservist is being sued by her Coney Island co-op for calling attention to building shenanigans.
Igor Oberman, the co-op board president of Trump Village Section 4, filed a libel suit against Julia Bezvoleva last month — claiming her news Web site was scaring away potential buyers and ruining his reputation.
“Several potential employers have asked me about . . . the Web site,” Oberman said in an affidavit.
Bezvoleva runs TV4 United at tv4news.org, which covers board meetings and is critical of Oberman, who ran for City Council last year.
“There is no freedom of speech, and there are no public meetings,” Bezvoleva told The Post. “When we do have them, we have lots of security guards. Sometimes police officers get invited to make sure nothing happens.”
Oberman’s suit claims multiple blog posts are false, including an October 2013 entry in which Bezvoleva questioned why candidates to the co-op board were disqualified, some without explanation. The lawsuit also refers to a November 2013 post, which pointed out a bevy of Housing Court cases against co-op residents.
A review of Housing Court records shows a dozen active cases against residents brought by Trump Village Section 4.
Oberman declined to comment, but his attorney, Daniel Szalkiewicz, said the co-op “believes in people’s First Amendment rights, however, the actions of the defendants . . . are pure fabrications.”
Source: New York Post