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Jimmy Henchmen Replies To L.A. Times Apology, 2 Pac’s Mother Speaks

Posted By on March 28, 2008

Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond is responding to the apology issued by the Los Angeles Times, saying the article not only was false, it put his family at risk. The March 17th article written by Pulitzer Prize winner Chuck Phillips called "Blood Feud" stated that Sean "Diddy" Combs, Christopher "The Notorious BIG" Wallace and Henchman had knowledge and were involved in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur. The article was later shown to be false, as it was based on fake FBI documents. Henchmen's lawyer Jeffery Lichtman said "While we are gratified that the L.A. Times has acknowledged basing their article on fabricated FBI reports, their apology does not go far enough," continuing "Too often public figures are libeled and thought to be unwilling to defend themselves from the lies of bullying, publicity-hungry journalists." Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, wants to take a approach saying "We will continue to work to save the lives of our young people and to offer peaceful alternatives to violence and conflict resolution," she said, continuing "That is what we have done since the murder of my son, and that is exactly what we will consciously continue to do." Jimmy Rosemond's lawyer said that since the article linked Henchman with one of the most infamous assaults in the history of music saying "The fact is that Chuck Phillips placed Mr. Rosemond and his family in a potentially dangerous situation due to his actions which amounted to more than mere neglect: his actions were done with reckless disregard for the truth and for that the L.A. Times will be held responsible."