Russian-born convicted felon and former Donald Trump advisor Felix Sater built an “online archipelago” to lash out at a man who took on the two of them.
“Sater used his email and office address to register websites including IAmAF*ggot.com, IAmADirtbag.com, several variations of F*calBoy.com and F*calMatter.info, C*ntMan.net, Blackmailer.net, V*ginaBoy.com, and dozens of other crudely named domains,” The Daily Beast reports. “While registered to Sater, some of those sites attacked Jody Kriss, Sater’s former business associate. The two used to work together at the Trump Tower-headquartered real estate firm Bayrock, where Kriss served as CFO until he left the company and sued them for money laundering, according to Bloomberg. Donald Trump was initially targeted in court by Kriss, as well.”
The Beast uncovered the effort using the website domain analysis site DomainTools.
“Mr. Sater neither owns nor is associated with these websites. Publishing anything to the contrary is defamatory and in reckless disregard for the truth,” Sater’s attorney, Robert Wolf claimed. “Your information is completely false and inaccurate.”
The Beast notes that no evidence was provided to prove his assertion.
Kriss, the target of the online-bullying campaign, had filed a $1 billion lawsuit in New York State court against Donald and Ivanka Trump along with Felix Sater. The Trumps were quickly removed from the lawsuit.
“Donald Trump has long tried to distance himself publicly from Felix Sater, a convicted felon (he avoided jail time by helping the feds in their pursuit of various mafiosi) and childhood friend of longtime Trump Organization vice president Michael Cohen,” The Beast confirmed.
Cohen is Trump’s personal attorney.
“In 2016, Kriss filed a complaint to have domains referencing his name or company transferred to his ownership. The complaint triggered a lawsuit against Kriss by the three parties who claimed to own the domains: Sater, a company owned by Konstantin Yudin, and Larissa Yudina, who Yudin says is his mother,” The Beast reported. “Wolf, the attorney who denied Sater’s involvement with the websites, served as Sater, Yudin, and Yudina’s attorney in the lawsuit, according to public records.”
Yudin refused comment on the obscenity-laden domain names.
“Well that’s a puzzle for you to wonder about,” he said in Russian.