Posted by Amanda Chapel
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
This just into the newsdesk... Amanda Chapel, a.k.a. Strumpette, has entered rehab and has issued the following statement:
October 4, 2006
To My Constituents:
Painfully, the events that led to my resignation have crystallized recognition of my longstanding significant alcohol and emotional difficulties.
I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and related behavioral problems.
With the loving support of my colleagues, family and friends, I made arrangements to enter immediately a renowned in-patient facility to address my disease and related issues.
I deeply regret and accept full responsibility for the harm I have caused the Public Relations industry.
Over the weekend, I communicated extensively with one of the most respected mental-health experts in Chicago, who has been instrumental in counseling and assisting me.
Attorney Marty Therm, my good friend of four decades, has been requested by me to fully and completely cooperate regarding any inquiries that may arise during my treatment.
Words cannot express my gratitude for the prayers and encouragement that have been conveyed to me during this very difficult time.
Amanda E. Chapel
For the record, this is really just a reiteration of Rep. Mark Foley's "I am a victim" note. It's classic PR. Truth is, I just have the flu and have been laid up in bed for going on three days now. Without a doubt, my brain is marinated in NyQuil but I am NOT an alcoholic or entering rehab. Most of all I am not a victim.
That aside, I have been thinking lately that the "Rehabilitation of Amanda" might be the way to go; strategically speaking, that is. I mean those that write that stuff are probably more inclined to listen to it.