Jerome Corsi Apologizes to Seth Rich’s Family Amid Legal Battle Over Conspiracies


On Monday, conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi apologized to the family of former DNC staffer Seth Rich and InfoWars has retracted the column he wrote in 2018 alleging Seth and “his brother, Aaron Rich, were involved in downloading and leaking emails from the DNC to WikiLeaks.”

The retraction said Corsi got most of his information from a Washington Times article, which has also been retracted:

Dr. Corsi acknowledges that his allegations were not based upon any independent factual knowledge regarding Seth or Aaron Rich. Instead, Dr. Corsi relied primarily on, and quoted from, a column by Adm. James Lyons (Ret.) that was published in the Washington Times on March 2, 2018, but was retracted on September 30, 2018. (The Washington Times’ retraction is available here.)

It was not Dr. Corsi’s intent to rely upon inaccurate information, or to cause any suffering to Mr. Rich’s family. To that end, Dr. Corsi retracts the article and apologizes to the Rich family.

He also apologized on his Twitter account:

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Aaron Rich said he and his family are looking forward to their day in court.

“I acknowledge the apology of Dr. Jerome Corsi for his false accusations about me, my late brother and my family, and I look forward to my day in court against others who have made similar false statements,” he said. “My family and I miss my brother Seth terribly, and we are grateful to everyone who has supported us through this very difficult time.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.