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Correction to LA Times

June 23, 2005

Dear Ms. Dolan,

I appreciate your interest in the work of the Leadership Council and for taking the time to interview me yesterday. However, I must let you know that the following sentence is not accurate:

But Joyanna Silberg, executive vice president of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence, said Loftus behaved unethically in probing the life of the woman identified in the study as "Jane Doe."

I made a point to tell you that I had no direct knowledge of Dr. Loftus' behavior but was familiar with allegations about her behavior. I said that the alleged behavior was inconsistent with professional ethics for the behavior of researchers.

Thanks again for your interest in the Leadership Council. By the end of today we will have a statement about the case posted on our website.

Joyanna Silberg, PhD