Farida Rustamova has an audio recording of an interview with Slutsky where, after refusing to answer her questions, he makes several rude and indecent remarks, before groping her, while ignoring her demands that he stop. The tape has not yet been made public, but we have reviewed it and can confirm its authenticity.
It's been four months since the accusations against Slutsky surfaced, but he has suffered no penalty whatsoever. The Duma's Ethics Committee threw out the complaint brought by Zhuk and Rustamova, refusing even to consider their evidence. Slutsky's colleagues in the Duma have rallied behind him, and so far only a single woman
in the entire parliament has raised the possibility of passing legislation against sexual harassment in the workplace (a law under which Slutsky could theoretically have been tried, if it had existed).