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NEWS TIP: Grisanti Press Release Misleading

According to an email sent to the WGRZ-2 On Your Side newsroom by Steve Aldrin on Friday afternoon, the anonymous "client" referred to in the press release below, who corrobates State Senator Mark Grisantt's account of an altercation which took place at Seneca Niagara Casino over the weekend, is actually "prominent Seneca businessmen Seth Snyder - the man arguing with Eric White before White broke Grisanti's ribs."

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Ekaete Bailey

(716) 812-6746

ekaetebailey@hotmail.com

 

SENATIOR MARK GRISANTI’S ACCOUNT SUPPORTED BY SENECA EYEWITNESS

BUFFALO ATTORNEY SPEAKS OUT ON BEHALF OF HIS CLIENT

 

Buffalo, New York, February 17, 2012 – Senator Mark Grisanti is

telling the truth according to Attorney Robert Fogg ESQ., LLM. Fogg’s

client, a member of the Seneca Nation, witnessed the Saturday night

scuffle first hand. “There are several allegations swirling around the

media that are simply not true,” Fogg said today. “My client wanted to

get the truth out. He saw the fight from the beginning.”

 

During a black tie event at the Seneca Niagara Casino, Fogg’s client

witnessed Grisanti attempting to break up a fight between two Seneca

businessmen. “According to my client, Mark Grisanti had good

intentions. He was actually trying to mediate between the two men to

help avoid a more severe altercation,” Fogg said.

 

According to Grisanti’s account, one of the men demanded to know his

identity. The man then punched Grisanti in the chest, and the man’s

sister punched him in the back of the head. Grisanti’s wife then got

involved by trying to verbally defend her husband. She was then

physically attacked by two women.

 

A cell phone video has recently emerged online in which Grisanti is

being portrayed as the aggressor; however, the video was taken at the

end of the incident. “My client has shared with me that the security

guards were actually trying to help shield Grisanti from the mayhem,”

Fogg Said. “At that point the Senator was visibly angry, not because

he was trying attack anyone, but rather, he was trying to protect his

wife who was at the bottom of another pile of people.”

 

Some news outlets have spun the sensational story that the senator

started the fight, but according to Fogg’s client, Grisanti was acting

out of self-defense. Fogg’s client contacted him Tuesday with the

intent to get the truth to the public. He prefers to remain anonymous

due to the media frenzy this incident has caused.

 

Grisanti’s wife was hospitalized and sustained a concussion due to the

incident. According to Fogg’s client, Senator Grisanti was not

intoxicated and he did not hear him use any racial epitaphs.

 

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