Provided to The Enquirer
& Jenkins, LLP
attorneys at law
Date: September 1, 2004
Re: Statement of Eric LeCount
Below is a statement made today by Eric LeCount, former husband of Rebecca Collins. All
future questions and inquiries to Mr. LeCount are to be directed to his attorneys. Marc Mezibov and
Christian Jenkins at the law firm of Mezibov & Jenkins. Mr. LeCount's statement is as is follows:
My name is Eric LeCount. I am the former husband of Rebecca Collins and the father of a five-year-old little girl.
I had hoped that my daughter and I could avoid any involvement in the fallout from the announcement of Rebecca's lawsuit against Mike Allen. However, statements made through the media in the last 24 hours have made it dificult for me to remain silent.
Yesterday, Mr. Allen's wife, Judge Lisa Allen, said that she and her two teenage children are the only real victims in this mess. I do not doubt Judge Allen's sincerity, but I must set the record straight because both my daughter and I have also suffered because of Mr. Allen's conduct.
Over the past week, I have heard Mr. Allen say that his relationship with Rebecca was consensual and that he did not use his position as Rebecca's boss to influence their relationship. I cannot and do not speak for my former wife. But during the course of my relationship with Rebecca, I did hear phone messages that Mr. Allen left at our residence. Several times, Mr. Allen left messages demanding that Rebecca call him and give him 5 minutes of her time. I recall one message where Mr. Allen said something like if Rebecca did not return his calls. she had better find another place to work.
Unlike everyone else involved, my daughter and I are not used to living in the public spotlight. We did not ask to become a part of this mess, but we are the ones who are experiencing the fallout. I cannot help but feel that my daughter and I deserve a public apology from Mr. Allen so that we can try to put this matter behind us and get on with our lives. And I ask him to do that.
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