Ross Beaty, CEO of Canadian company Magma Energy which has acquired the majority of shares in Icelandic energy company HS Orka, is said to have threatened to sue Canadian magazine Macleans for libel after publishing comments by Björk on its website on November 9.
Björk. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
According to a press release from Björk’s campaign group, what Björk said in the interview was the following:
“Companies owned by Ross Beaty have a bad reputation for breaking serious humanitarian and union laws in South America.”
Tom Henheffer, the Macleans journalist who did the interview with Björk, chose to publish a correction on the Macleans’s website on November 12:
“On the 9th of November Macleans published on its website an interview with Björk where she claims that Ross Beaty and Magma Energy Corp. have broken laws in South America. This is not correct and we apologize to Ross Beaty and his company”.
However, Björk did not mention Magma Energy Corporation in this context, as she was refering to Pan American Silver, another company in Beaty’s ownership, which, along with other Canadian mining companies, have widely been criticized in the media for their conduct in South America, as stated in the press release.
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