In December, a scandal erupted around the show "Battle of Psychics": one of the applicants for participation in the project accused Sergei Safronov of extortion. The presenter himself assured that he was slandered, and recently said that, having lost his job at TNT, he thought about creating his own show.
Alina Verdish, who calls herself a psychic, said in the fall of last year that Sergei Safronov offered her help in passing the tests of the "Battle of Psychics" in exchange for impressive sums. So, for information about the test "Screen", the illusionist asked for 600 thousand rubles, for information about which car is in the trunk of a person - 900 thousand. In total, Alina transferred to Sergei about two million rubles, but she did not become a participant in the project.
After the statements of the psychic Sergei Safronov, they were suspended from work at TNT. In response, the presenter accused Alina of libel and even sued her. He does not demand monetary compensation, but wants to restore his reputation. In a recent interview, the illusionist admitted that back in 2011, the brothers discouraged him from working in the "Battle of Psychics". They noticed that the brother became arrogant and nervous. Now Sergey is sure that they were right.
But now the illusionists are reunited again and are preparing to launch their own project: they want to create a mystical show, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project will only be released online. However, Sergei still hopes that the TNT channel will apologize to him and invite him to become the host of the 22nd season of the "Battle of Psychics".