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Gawker’s Blakeley Arrested

blakeley.jpgIt took over a week for news to surface about Gawker video editor Richard Blakeley‘s arrest, but today Gawker and Blakeley himself confirmed that it is true.

Gawker says that Blakeley was arrested on domestic violence charges by ex-girlfriend Jessica Amason of BuzzFeed.com with whom he co-founded This Is Why You’re Fat and co-wrote the recent book derived from the site.

This blog has all the details, but Blakeley has denied the accusations on his Tumblr:

“Yes it’s true, I was arrested for assault. However the allegations against me are 100% not true. In cases of domestic abuse there’s an assumption not of innocence but of guilt so half of you won’t believe me. I hope we can put this behind us and move on with our lives as quickly as possible.”

Update: The New York County District Attorney’s office confirmed that Blakeley was arraigned on September 4 in criminal court on a misdemeanor charge. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail. He is due back in court on November 4.

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