Moscow court upholds sentence for ‘trash streamer’ guilty of beating model
MOSCOW, September 13 (RAPSI) — Moscow's Presnensky District Court on Monday upheld the conviction and sentence of ‘trash streamer’ Andrey Burim (a.k.a Mellstroy) who mocked and violently abused a model during a live broadcast. the press service of the court told RAPSI.
This July, a magistrate court found Burim guilty of an infliction of beatings crime and sentenced him to 6 months of corrective labor with a 10% deduction of the convict's salary as state revenue.
The court also recovered from the defendant 72,000 rubles (about $1,000 at the current exchange rate) in favor of the victim as compensation for moral and physical damage. The victim, Alena Efremova, had previously sought in the court 10 million rubles ($137,000) from the blogger.
Burim inflicted bodily harm on his 21-year-old friend during a live broadcast he organized on his YouTube channel. The blogger hit the girl’s face on a table several times when on the air.