Anna KUSHNIR, the “FACTS”
Attorney Michael Ephraim, by whose fault the accident killed driver Sergey Zakharov, Elman Pashayev said on radio “Echo of Moscow” that the actor is willing to adopt children of the deceased.
“People are willing to help children. He’s prepared even to adopt, in order to provide a decent life”, — said the lawyer.
This caused public outcry and outrage. Later, the lawyer explained that his words were misinterpreted. He stressed that Yefremov wants to help the family Zakharov and willing to provide for his children, not adopt them, according to the documents.
Pashayev also said that Efremov intends to pay the family compensation of about 1-1,5 million rubles. But zakharovykh earlier, lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky said that no amount of money is not needed, they just want a fair punishment for the actor who is drunk get behind the wheel and made a fatal accident.
Russian media reported that the family of Ephraim sells a building near Jurmala to pay for the accident and provide for loved ones if he’s going to prison. The actor could face up to 12 years.
Now the actor is under house arrest and goes in for questioning. Efremov recorded address, in which he asked for forgiveness from the family of the deceased.