A Russian court have fined the promoter of a Lady Gaga concert in Russia last December for "propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality".
Furthermore, the plaintiff, Nadezha Petrova, who took her 13-year-old daughter to the Gaga show, complained she witnessed simulated sex between two women and was even encouraged to drink alcohol. This has resulted in the judge finding Gaga's show as violating a Russian administrative code meant to enforce the "protection of children from information that could harm their health and/or development."
Petrova, who claims her daughter suffered "psychic trauma", may now seek millions of rubles now she has won her complaint.
Yevgeny Filkenstein of promoter group Planeta Plus said of the verdict, which we see his company taken to criminal court: "We don't agree with this verdict because no one listened to us. Because of these laws against gay propaganda adopted here, because of these cheap publicity tricks, all viewers suffer."
It has been increasingly difficult for performers to visit Russia ever since the deteriorationo f the country's tolerance of the LGBT community. A federal law banning the "promotion of homosexuality to minors" was passed in July. Indeed, a group of anti-gay activists filed a $10 million lawsuit against Madonna after she passed out pink wristbands during her MDNA concert in Saint Petersburg, and voiced her support of the city's LGBT community.
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