August 29, 2011
Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.”
Media from around the world picked up on Thursday’s press conference in which Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz spoke out defiantly against recent federal raids at Gibson’s Memphis and Nashville facilities.
Juszkiewicz said at the press conference outside the Gibson USA factory in Nashville:
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“We believe the arrogance of federal power is impacting me personally, our company personally and the employees here in Tennessee, and it’s just plain wrong.”
Today, Juszkiewicz said that he was, “very gratified at the media’s overwhelmingly supportive coverage of the issue this week and especially encouraged by the huge number of positive comments on various social media platforms.”
He also added, noting the volume of attention the story has received, “perhaps our good friends in the media can use their investigative skills to help us to get the bottom of exactly why the government has singled out Gibson for harassment.”
To read Juszkiewicz’s press release in response to the raids, click here.