The whistleblower who exposed Russia's scheme to cheat at the 2014 Olympics has filed a motion to dismiss a libel lawsuit brought on behalf of three Russian biathletes whose medals were stripped from the Sochi Games for doping.
Lawyers for whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov also filed a lawsuit Monday against Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. They say Prokhorov's support of the biathletes in the suit is little more than a ruse to reveal Rodchenkov's whereabouts.
Rodchenkov has been living in hiding in the United States, fearful of retribution. The Russian government has repeatedly undermined his claims about a complex doping scheme that has been corroborated by several investigations and led to a ban of the Russian Olympic Committee from this year's Olympics.
Rodchenkov, the former director of the Moscow anti-doping lab, released a statement saying he is "healthy, well and well-protected."