The oil giant is speculated to not want a new film about a lawsuit against it released.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Oil giant Chevron reportedly may not be happy with the release of a new documentary pertaining to a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against it. As reported by Reuters, “Crude” which opened in New York Wednesday, examines claims of environmental contamination by Chevron that has affected the residents of Ecuador’s Amazon.
As noted in the report, a class action lawsuit against the company seeks compensation for approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians in the amount of $27 billion. Chevron maintains they are not responsible for the contamination, and alleged last week the company had evidence connecting the Ecuadorian judge involved to the case to a bribery scheme.
U.S. based consulting attorney for the plaintiffs, Steve Donziger, is quoted by Reuters as stating of the issue, “I think the timing of the release of these videotapes — which they’ve had, by their own admission, for months — is directly related to the release of a film that they’re scared about and they’re hoping people don’t go see.”
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