Statement re: Kenny Solomons Daily Mail story
Thursday 05 April 2012
Re: Daily Mail Online story of stabbing at Blackberry Party
In response to various people on social networking sites, attempting to soil the name of one of our terrific upcoming actors Kenny Solomons, we release the following statement on his behalf:
On the evening of Tuesday 3rd April 2012, there was a stabbing at the Blackberry event in London where Kenny and his girlfriend were working.
Towards the end of the event, Kenny’s girlfriend ran over to him to tell him that there had been a stabbing. He ran to the scene, and along with several others did all he could to help. At the time Kenny lost sight of what was going on around him and doesn’t remember photographs being taken.
Dailymail Online have ran with a story this morning that Kenny Solomons is a ‘hero’ and used a photo of him holding a towel to the victims neck.
There, we would like to reiterate that Daily Mail Online ran this story, not Kenny.
Today, certain people on Twitter have hit back saying Kenny “to do the right thing”. And that his story is “disgusting”, while adding that he was capitalising on a press photo.
When in actual fact, Kenny gave no story and didn’t authorise any photographs. He was asked about the event on the night and he told his side of the story.
Kenny would like to state that there were a number of people helping at the scene, all working together to ensure the safety of the victim. He wants the outcome of this incident to be the wellbeing of the victim, not on who is or who isn’t labeled a hero. Kenny has no need to “grab the limelight” or take any sort of “glory”, a victim is lying in hospital after a vicious attack. Kenny’s thoughts are with the victim’s family.
Daily Mail Online Story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2125185/Jessie-J-BlackBerry-party-stabbing-Hero-actor-Kenny-Solomons-acted-instinct-save-victim.html