Aleksey Vayner, the banking wannabee who sent an 11 page cv and video titled 'Impossible Is Nothing' to UBS Investment Bank in New York in support of a job application, has broken cover and talked to The New York Post.
And Vayner, 23, is clearly coming out fighting, telling the Post that he will sue UBS if it is proved that one of the bank's staff leaked the video, which made him the laughing stock of Wall Street and beyond. Vayner is quoted, saying that 'institutions like this are expected to maintain complete privacy. If a graduate cannot trust them with the privacy of their resume, how can people trust them with their money'.
The Uzbekistan native said that he genuinely thought that the video would help him in his search to find a job in the financial markets, and admitted that, instead, he received thousands of scornful e-mails from folks who had viewed it. He said that 'it was shocking. (It has) put me and my family under a great amount of stress and greatly affected future employment in a negative sense'.
Vayner's lawyer, Chritian Stueben, believes that his client would have grounds to sue UBS for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress if it is indeed found that someone at the bank was behind the leak. Stueben said that 'it wasn't a hamburger stand he sent it to. This is an institution that deals with confidential information'.
A spokesperson for UBS said that 'as a firm, UBS obviously respects the privacy of applicants' correspondences, and does not circulate job applications and resumes to the public. To the extent that any policy was breached, it will be dealt with appropriately'.