TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has been having a rough month ever since allegations of past abuse (and rape) came to light. Last night, he posted a blunt response on his blog Uncrunched saying he's totally—and he means totally—innocent:
There have been some extremely serious and criminal allegations against me over the last week. All of the allegations are completely untrue, and I’ve hired a law firm to represent me in the legal actions against the offending parties.
I know this isn’t, for now, much information. I will have a full and complete response to these allegations sometime later this week. My goal will be to direct as much sunlight as possible on the issues so that the absolute truth can be known and I can begin to put my life back together.
I’ve also asked my attorneys to contact appropriate law enforcement agencies about these false allegations. Given the gravity of the claims, I think it’s important that the police be involved in this now.
For his part, Robert Scoble, linked to the blog in a post on Facebook and apologized to Arrington for joining the bandwagon of bad mouthers. "I used this to get a dig in on Mike for an unrelated issue and that just wasn't cool," he wrote. "I'm sorry Mike."