Neal Schon And Michaele Salahi Receive Apology From Britain's Daily Mail For Its False Report

Fri Apr 5, 2013 12:03pm EDT

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First Time the Paper Has Posted an Online Apology on Its Home Page




SAN FRANCISCO,  April 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Journey guitarist  Neal Schon 
and his fiancee  Michaele Salahi  have received an apology from the  Daily Mail 
for a false story the paper recently published. In a first for the  Daily Mail,
an apology has been posted  on the homepage  of the British newspaper's Web site
and reads as follows:   

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On 22 February we published an article about Journey guitarist  Neal Schon  and
his fiancee  Michaele Salahi. "We accept that these allegations are untrue and
apologise to Mr Schon, Ms Salahi and the family for any distress caused. We have
agreed to pay Mr Schon and Michaele damages and legal costs."

For the entire apology click here: 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-2304316/Neal-Schon-Michaele-Salahi.html#ixzz2PawBFwVM

The  Daily Mail  based its  February 22, 2013  story on false and vicious
statements against  Neal Schon  and  Michaele Salahi  that had been posted
online by  Judy Kozan, Schon's former mother-in-law, on her personal blog.

Kozan made the posting just hours after Schon was victorious in a court case
filed in  January 2013  by  Amber Schon, Kozan's daughter, asking for an
additional  $2,700  in monthly support payments.  A Minnesota judge ruled that
Schon had met all of his child support obligations and noted that he had paid
his ex-wife more than  $1.3 million  since their divorce in 2007.  The judge
even recommended (Amber Schon) should "get a job."

As a result of the blog - and the subsequent media coverage it generated -  Neal
Schon  filed a lawsuit against  Judy Kozan  in  Minnesota  federal court on 
March 18th, in an attempt to end the constant harassment to which he has been
subjected, and for the damage that has been caused.     

With respect to the  Daily Mail's apology and payment of damages, Neal and
Michaele appreciate that these corrective actions have been taken, and will
continue to ensure that journalistic integrity is maintained in regards to
reports on their professional and personal lives.

Contact:  Anna Loynes, 1-818-761-6100,  aloynes@solters.com

SOURCE   Neal Schon  and  Michaele Salahi

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