In face of a potential defamation lawsuit, the DCCC publicly apologizes to Sheldon Adelson for fabrications

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    Aug 04, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    I hope he sues anyway. It shows how desperate they are though that they would just make stuff up - like tying a donor to the Republicans to the Chinese mob/prostitution.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79337.html?hp=f3

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a public apology Thursday afternoon to billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for charging that the Republican mega donor was tied to the Chinese mob and a prostitution ring.

    “In press statements issued on June 29 and July 2, 2012, the DCCC made unsubstantiated allegations that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party. This was wrong. The statements were untrue and unfair and we retract them,” the DCCC wrote. “The DCCC extends its sincere apology to Mr. Adelson and his family for any injury we have caused.”

    The statement is an attempt by the Democratic party committee to try and make a potential defamation lawsuit go away.
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    Aug 04, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-08-03/sheldon-adelson-dccc/56762554/1

    A Democratic party group retracted statements and apologized to billionaire Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson for what it called unsubstantiated claims that he encouraged and profited from prostitution at his company casinos in Macau, a Chinese gambling enclave.

    American businessman Sheldon Adelson, who has said he will donate millions to Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign, is seated before Romney delivers a speech in Jerusalem on July 29.

    "The statements were untrue and unfair and we retract them," the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said in a terse 57-word release issued Thursday. "The D.C. extends its sincere apology to Mr. Adelson and his family for any injury we have caused."

    Adelson's lawyers had threatened in a July 16 letter to sue over what they called defamatory and libelous claims made in DCCC releases on June 29 and July 2. The DCCC alleged that Adelson encouraged and profited from prostitution and donated "Chinese prostitution money" to Republican leaders.

    DCCC press secretary Jesse Ferguson in Washington, D.C., would not make additional comments Friday.