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

Fri Apr 5, 2013 12:08pm EDT

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

- 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
[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-2304316/Neal-Schon-Michaele-Salahi.html] of the
British newspaper's Web site and reads as follows:  

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130405/LA89452
[http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130405/LA89452] )

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
[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,[mailto:aloynes@solters.com] 


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