The historic and edifying affidavit of one Charles C. Johnson, Award Winning Journalist™

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While there is already a PDF version of this affidavit, we at GotNwes felt it couldn’t hurt to present a verbatim text version of this historic and edifying document, for the Internet to search forever more.

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Case: 4:15-cv-01137-CAS Doc. #: 43-9 Filed: 10/17/15 Page: 50 of 54 PageID #: 1413

EXHIBIT 91

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
(Eastern Division)

CHARLES JOHNSON and
GOT NEWS, LLC
Plaintiffs
v.
GAWKER MEDIA, LLC, J.K. TROTTER,
and GREG HOWARD
Defendants

Case No. 4:15-cv-01137-CAS

STATEMENT OF CHARLES C. JOHNSON

My name is Charles C. Johnson and I am the owner and president of Got News, LLC.

I have never had sexual contact with anyone other than a human being.

Never before in my career have I ever lied or been caught lying.

Never before in my life have I ever publicly defecated, on a floor or otherwise. I have never defecated on a floor even privately.

I have never placed any news/factual content in any Got News publication or in any other publication for any other media outlet, which I knew for a fact to be false, or which I had reason to believe that the content was probably false. I have never fabricated or invented news stories.

In my professional career, I have only sought to tell the truth. People may not like or believe the truth that I have to tell. But it has all been published in good faith, which is to say that at the time of every publication I have honestly believed it to be the truth.

In my career, I have unintentionally made mistakes in my reporting. At each instance, where the error has been brought to my attention and personal knowledge, such that I fully understood and had reason to believe that I did in fact make a mistake in my reporting, I have immediately or as soon as possible, published a retraction in an effort to be truthful and honest with my readers and as a matter of my personal integrity.

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Case: 4:15-cv-01137-CAS Doc. #: 43-9 Filed: 10/17/15 Page: 51 of 54 PageID #: 1414

Moreover, it is now, it has always been, and it shall always be the standing protocol of Got News, LLC to publish a retraction when it becomes apparent that a mistake was made in reporting to our readers.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

date: 10/15/2015

SS Charles C. Johnson

Notarized 10/15/2015

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