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Michael Arrington Hires Legal Team as More Abuse Allegations Emerge

Michael Arrington has finally issued a response to the abuse allegations that have been leveled against him. The accusations started with Jenn Allen, a former girlfriend who posted on her Facebook that Arrington physically and mentally abused her. Gawker later uncovered more tales of abuse, including Arrington’s former employer investigating him for allegedly violently throwing a female coworker onto a bed and holding her down.

Arrington, breaking his silence on the issue, wrote on his site that “All of the allegations are completely untrue” and that he had hired a legal team to ”represent me in the legal actions against the offending parties.” He continued:

I know this isn’t, for now, much information. I will have a full and complete response to these allegations sometime later this week. My goal will be to direct as much sunlight as possible on the issues so that the absolute truth can be known and I can begin to put my life back together.

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