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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 06:09 PM


TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington denies ex-girlfriend's charges

The attorney for TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington on Thursday denied allegations made by Arrington's former girlfriend, who accused him on social media and Internet sites of raping her, threatening to murder her and abusing her physically and emotionally.

Jenn Allen, the founder and CEO of the Rtist.com website for artists and art lovers, shocked Silicon Valley last month with accusations she made on Facebook saying Arrington had abused and threatened to murder her last year.

After the Gawker website wrote about Allen's Facebook post, Allen posted a comment on Gawker alleging that Arrington had raped her and another woman and had been taken to court "for sexual harassment and/or rape."

Thursday, on his blog, uncrunched.com, Arrington posted a letter from his Los Angeles attorney, Eric M. George, "categorically" denying Allen's allegations and demanding that she retract her statements.


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