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Garth Ancier Denies 'Vile, Unwarranted' Sex Abuse Allegations

6/17/2014

By L.A. Ross
TheWrap

Former NBC executive Garth Ancier has issued a personal response to allegations that he sexually abused a 17-year-old boy in Hawaii, denying the claims as a "vile, unwarranted assault" on his reputation.

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Ancier, who was the founding programming head of Fox Broadcasting, had released a statement through his attorney, but the response posted Friday on Facebook and Twitter marks the first time the executive has spoken personally about the matter.

Read Ancier's statement here:

Thanks and gratitude to my friends, family and colleagues for your support this week. I wanted you all to hear from me personally and know that I intend to fight with every resource available this vile, unwarranted assault on my reputation. The intimidation tactics used in this transparent get-rich-quick scheme employ as their weapons of choice press conferences in tandem with frivolous lawsuits which shamelessly exploit homophobic fears and stereotypes. The mere fact that I have never so much as set foot on the estate in Hawaii where the plaintiff and his attorney claim numerous incidents took place and that Hawaiian law provided a convenient legal loophole for the plaintiff speaks volumes about the credibility of their allegations, not a single one of which is true. While I recognize we sadly live in a time where one is only innocent until allegations go viral on the Internet I remain confident that all of these allegations made against me will be exposed for the lies that they are and that the truth about my character will prevail.

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