They went on to denounce the “negative stance” AUB has taken towards their client and accused the university of intentionally failing to pay compensation dues to PM Diab and for leaking information to the media to cause intimidation.
They concluded their response by stating that there is an “orchestrated campaign” linked to a “premeditated plan since January 2020” (when Diab took office) by AUB’s current administration, which goes against the values and moral standards of the university since its foundation.
Lawyers of Lebanon's PM Hassan Diab call media reports alleging that he wants $1 million from AUB despite leaving his job there "not true".
They call AUB "deceitful" but don't clarify whether he actually asked for the money to be wired abroad. pic.twitter.com/e8mlFiXi5L
The fact remains that the prime minister of Lebanon is indeed suing the university and that the lawsuit comes at a time when AUB is in its worst financial struggle ever and the lawsuit, if won by the PM, will cripple the university further.