LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — “It has come to our attention that a group claiming to be associated with Tareq and Michaele Salahi have announced that Mr. Williams will be attending an event at their Oasis Winery in Virginia and that Montel Williams’ MS Foundation is also a supporter – neither is true. We discovered that Mr. Williams’ name and the name of his charitable foundation had been used without any notification or permission whatsoever via an article posted online by the Washington Examiner.”
“We are extremely concerned that donations were being solicited using Montel’s good name and record of advocacy on behalf of MS sufferers worldwide without our knowledge or permission, and are currently investigating the circumstances that led up to this.”
“Throughout the day our office has been contacted by multiple governmental agencies, including law enforcement investigating the group responsible for this event. We would like to reassure Montel’s fans and the millions of people who follow his work on behalf of those suffering with MS that Montel has not, nor will he ever be associated with the Salahis, their charitable foundation or this event; and that our office is actively cooperating with the governmental agencies who made contact with us.”
We will be happy to elaborate on our statement, and the actions we are taking to ensure the record is corrected in this matter.
For Montel Williams:
Jonathan H. Franks
LUCID Public Relations
SOURCE LUCID Public Relations
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