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Case: 4:15-cv-01137-CAS Doc. #: 43-9 Filed: 10/17/15 Page: 50 of 54 PageID #: 1413
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
CHARLES JOHNSON and
GOT NEWS, LLC
GAWKER MEDIA, LLC, J.K. TROTTER,
and GREG HOWARD
Case No. 4:15-cv-01137-CAS
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.
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.
SS Charles C. Johnson