President’s PR Head Insults Hungarians and Fights in Bar
Head of President Ivan Gasparovic’s PR department, Darius Rusnak, is being investigated after he allegedly became abusive to two Hungarian-speaking women in a bar in Bratislava, before threatening and beating two men who spoke up for the women, daily SME reports.
The incident was said to happen when Rusnak asked the women, who were communicating in Hungarian, where they were from in English. When they replied that they were from Bratislava, he told them to speak Slovak or to get out of the bar. He and his companion are accused then of insulting and cursing at the women, according to their testimonies. The women, who wish to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions, said he and his friend then tried to get them out of the bar.
Rusnak and his companion allegedly then attacked two men who had told them their behaviour was inappropriate, beating one of them as he lay on the ground. Rusnak firstly denied being in the bar, but took it back. A police investigation has been launched, but given the right connections, there is very little chance Mr. Rusnak will sit the possible three-year sentence that his crime of disorderly conduct carries by the Penal Code.