In an act of frustration and yes, anger, I posted something on my website, Facebook and elsewhere that could have resulted in a third-party questioning the ethics and reputation of a long-time, much trusted and beloved friend.
Anyone who attempts to do that is, quite simply, wrong.
Had I known of my friend’s other relationships I would never have posted the reference at all. To the extent I could find them, the references have been removed from Facebook, LinkedIn and my firm’s website.
Sir, if I ever – even inadvertently – cause even the slightest doubt about your extraordinary character and stellar reputation, the shame of that would live with me forever.
I am not asking for absolution. I’m telling you it won’t happen again. – s