Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and his attorney, Adam I. Kleinberg, Esq., have issued the following statements in response to a press statement issued earlier today by Adam Levy’s public relations firm:
“I look forward to attending the depositions of Mr. Levy and other persons connected with this case. I believe that when the truth is revealed, this baseless lawsuit will be dismissed in its entirety and, even more important, the people of Putnam County will know more about what has been going on. As I stated at my swearing in ceremony last week, I foresee that 2014 will be a year of truth and revelation for Putnam County and the truth will set us free.” - Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith
“In rendering a decision at this early stage of the case, Justice Lubell was forced to accept the allegations in the complaint as true. Even in doing so, the Court dismissed part of Mr. Levy’s case. We look forward to having the remainder of his case dismissed in the months that follow. Truth is an absolute defense to a claim of defamation.” - Adam I. Kleinberg, Sokoloff Stern LLP, attorney for Sheriff Smith.