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KATHY SOLOMON DEBUNKS ENQUIRER STORY; THAT DOESN'T STOP "ET"
Published November 8, 1994
ProServ President JERRY SOLOMON released a statement from his ex-wife, Kathy, in which she denies a report in the National Enquirer that skater NANCY KERRIGAN, a client of Solomon's, was responsible for the break-up of their marriage. Solomon and Kerrigan have publicly acknowledged their relationship. Kathy Solomon: "To read quotes in the tabloids concerning things that I have not said is appaling and hurtful to me and my son" ( WASHINGTON POST, 11/8). THE TABLOID MACHINE CHURNS ON: "Entertainment Tonight" picked up on the Enquirer story. "ET's" Mary Hart reported Kerrigan "is wrapped up in a steamy scandal that threatens to tarnish her carefully polished image." ADVERTISING AGE's Jeff Jensen said the story could affect Kerrigan's image and marketability: "If this news generates a firestorm of controversy around Nancy Kerrigan, she's going to really have to do a lot to extinguish it. But in the process, she's going to sustain some serious burns that are going to impact the rest of her career" ("ET," 11/7). Michael Levine, a spokesperson for Kerrigan: "They never spoke to Kathy, yet they lead their piece with a quote from her. Now the mainstream press has picked it up. 'Entertainment Tonight' did it without even checking. My reaction to them is, 'Shame on you'" (N.Y. POST, 11/8).