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Retraction and Apology to WWE Lawyer Jerry S. McDevitt

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

An item published on this blog on June 17 under the headline “WWE’s McDevitt (Part 1 of 3): Lawyer Gives Misleading Account of Contact with Albany DA” was incorrect. World Wrestling Entertainment and its lawyer, Jerry S. McDevitt, were notified by the Albany district attorney of the names of the WWE performers on the Signature Pharmacy customer list on August 29, 2007. These performers were summoned to company headquarters and interviewed by WWE officials, and the performers were notified of their violations of the WWE Wellness Program and their suspensions under its terms. The public announcement of the suspensions was made on the morning of August 31, 2007.

The original post wrongly suggested that WWE waited 16 days before taking action.

I apologize to Mr. McDevitt and WWE for this error.

Irvin Muchnick

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