Iwona Hartwich lost the court case with Magdalena Ogórek. A KO MP sued a journalist for her statement about “live cash”. The District Court in Warsaw dismissed the claim for infringement of personal rights and compensation.
In November 2021, Iwona Hartwich filed a lawsuit in court against Magdalena Ogórek. The subject of the dispute were the words spoken by a TVP journalist two months earlier on the air of the program “W tyle vizja”.
Hartwich sued the TVP journalist
During the broadcast, she stated that “Iwona Hartwich’s commonly known nickname is real cash.” As noted by the weekly “Do Rzeczy”, the term was adopted by the Civic Coalition MP during the protest of parents of people with disabilities in the Sejm in 2018. – We said from the beginning that it was about real cash for these people – the politician said then.
However, Iwona Hartwich explained that the quoted expression is used by people from far-right circles whose goal is to discredit her activities to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. Therefore, she demanded an apology on social media, but she did not receive it from the journalist.
Magdalena Ogórek won in court
After two years, the case for infringement of personal rights and compensation was resolved. On Thursday, November 16, the District Court in Warsaw dismissed the lawsuit and demanded that Iwona Hartwich pay Magdalena Ogórek a payment in the amount of “PLN 2,537 together with statutory interest for the delay from the date the judgment becomes final until the date of payment”, as reimbursement of procedural costs.
The content of the ruling was shared on social media by journalist Sławomir Jastrzębowski. “Mrs. Hartwich lost to Mrs. Ogórek and still has to pay the money. Come on, luuud! Where is the government???” – he signed a photo published on X, formerly Twitter. “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen,” replied the TVP presenter, adding a “wink” emoticon.