MV Agusta wants me to keep QUIET and has had lawyers write to me to take my articles off the web!
MV Agusta wants to restrict freedom of information without explaining why Misterhelmet’s articles should be taken off the web.
They just order it.
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Let’s go to the facts with a very quick summary.
On October 30th I wrote an article with video in which I anticipated the agreement between KTM and MV Agusta. October 30th. Here’s the piece. Many picked up on the news, others copied it, OK. Usual stories.
On November 1st I launched a second article and video in which I included further elements with details and my impressions, anticipating what I thought would happen. November 1st, watch out.
On the afternoon of November 3rd, the news finally came out that I had anticipated on October 30th, that of the agreement between KTM and MV with the percentages I had anticipated. 5 days later.
Here’s the press release.
The next day, November 4th, I published the third article with video.
In the article I reported the news, some data, talked about MV’s situation and some names coming out. I then made what is called an evolutionary hypothesis on the situation that might have emerged.
Remember: November 4th.
After a few days in which I gathered information and financial data from my sources in Italy and Austria, I came out with my fourth piece on November 12th.
This article with the video has attracted some attention. I have included a few numbers relating to MV’s debts and corporate and financial situation, values in the field, a bit of compensation for the various company figures, and even added some news and items, clearly highlighted as such.
Three things are important about this article:
The first is to have outlined the possible strategy of the Sardarov family, that of increasing capital to maintain shares.
The second is to have anticipated two names of KTM executives who would join the MV Agusta board.
The third, that of having mentioned the name of a hypothetical president of MV Agusta.
Either I can get the information or I’m a fortune teller. Meanwhile, after 14 days, no request for clarification or denial has ever come from either MV Agusta or KTM. NONE.
On Tuesday November 15th, knowing of the imminent signing of the letter of intent (which then took place) for the capital increase, instead of writing another piece, I wrote to Ms. Alessia Riboni, head of communications at MV Agusta via WhatsApp.
“Good morning Ms. Riboni, I’m Gianluigi Ragno, from the Misterhelmet website. I don’t know if you know me and if you have read my articles. In case you haven’t, I can send them to you.
I know there is an important signing today. Would it be possible to have an interview with Mr. Sardarov, perhaps in the afternoon?”
I was aware that MV and KTM were signing the letter of intent and so I wanted to offer MV the chance to give their own version of the facts or possibly deny what I had written. It seems to me a demonstration of willingness and fairness.
Ms. Alessia Riboni, MV Agusta communications manager, replied to me as follows:
“Good morning Gianluigi, our in-house lawyer will reply to you later.”
She calls me Gianluigi because she evidently feels a certain confidence even if I personally don’t remember ever giving her one, but OK.
The next day the in-house lawyer, Paolo Neroni, wrote to me ordering me to remove all articles and videos concerning MV Agusta.
The lawyer, Paolo Neroni, did not ask for a denial or rectification. He, Paolo Neroni, did not specify what I should remove. Paolo Neroni asked for everything to be removed. Everything about MV on my site. Everything.
Here is the letter you all wanted to see:
30 minutes after receiving the communication from lawyer Neroni, I saw a press release from MV Agusta in which, look, they announced two things that I had written would happen in the article of November 12th. 4 days earlier. I point out that Misterhelmet has been removed from MV Agusta’s mailing list because maybe they think that since they don’t receive the press releases, they are unable to write articles, I don’t know.
Misterhelmet, the mentalist, again.
We look at the communications together and find that there is a recapitalisation and I had written it here that 2 people from KTM are joining MV. Which I had also written with names, surnames and company roles in KTM.
So I kind of ‘guessed’ again.
So I wonder:
Which articles should I remove if the things I wrote in advance have all occurred? If there is any that is not true, why is it not pointed out to me by either Ms. Alessia Riboni or the lawyer Paolo Neroni?
Is it not by chance that Mr. Timur Sardarov forgets that he is no longer in Russia and for some reason that I do not know, thinks he is Putin?
I don’t delete anything.
And from this moment on I am going to write everything I know, everything I think and everything I want about this affair involving KTM and MV Agusta.
I will denounce all attempts to intimidate and silence me.
With peace of mind to oligarch Sardarov, lawyer Neroni and Ms. Riboni, or rather Alessia, since we’re on friendly terms.