Bernie Fine issued a statement Friday afternoon through his attorneys. The statement denies all charges of wrongdoing in no uncertain terms. Here is the statement:
"Simply put, these allegations are patently false in every aspect. The fact is these
allegations have been thoroughly investigated multiple times. When evaluating the
veracity of these accusations, please keep in mind that credible media outlets were
approached in the past to publicize these false allegations and declined to do so. I fully
cooperated with all past inquires.
"Sadly, we live in an allegation-based society and an internet age where in a matter of
minutes one's life long reputation can be severely damaged. I am confident that, as in the past, a review of these allegations will be discredited and restore my reputation. I hope the latest review of these allegations will be conducted expeditiously.
"Finally, I appreciate the Chancellor's statement that I should be accorded a fair
opportunity to defend myself against these accusations. I fully intend to do so. There
should never be a rush to judgment when someone's personal integrity and career are on the line."