UnhappyFranchisee.Com, 6/13/2013 - 2:13pm "Thanks again for your coverage of the BBI/David Rutkauskas/Ziva Branstetter controversy that I have half-jokingly dubbed "ZivaGate"
Yesterday David Rutkauskas posted an apology to me and all the other parties he attacked, and promised to drop the lawsuit against me. He blamed his actions on emotional distress and falling off the wagon after "MANY MANY years of sobriety."
See his apology here: http://davidrutkauskas.com/index.cfm?id=1&blogId=142
See my reposting of his apology with reader comments here: http://www.unhappyfranchisee.com/david-rutkauskas-apologizes/
The details within Rutkauskas' apology make Branstetter's actions seem even more egregious. She put me (a TW subscriber) and my family at risk by providing my personal information and location to a man who was admittedly unstable, filled with rage, and drinking heavily. Yet neither Branstetter, Worley, Titus, nor any of the other World staff has issued and explanation much less an apology. These guys are supposed to be watchdogs... they scrutinize and attack others... yet are too important to even acknowledge when they've made a serious breach in ethics?
Here's my open letter to Ziva Branstetter: http://www.unhappyfranchisee.com/zivagate-letter-to-ziva-branstetter/
There are times when individuals need to disregard their lawyer's advice and do the decent thing... like apologize.
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