Judge Daniel Weinstein today issued an order to correct the false record thathas been created by the recent statements from Top Rank and Manny Pacquiao’srepresentatives concerning what occurred at the mediation. The full textof the Judge’s statement is as follows:
Mediator’s Corrective Order Re: Mayweather-Pacquiao Mediation
The Mediator finds:
1. Various articles have appeared in the presspurporting to characterize the substance and outcome of the Mayweather-Pacquiaomediation and the negotiations between the parties. Many of the reports areincorrect.
2. The mediation was a confidential proceeding.Any comments to the press or public by participants in the mediation purportingto report the substance or details of the mediation are violations of thestrict confidentiality to which the parties and their representatives agreedand which they authorized the Mediator to enforce.
3. The parties and their representativesauthorized that, if misinformation was disclosed to the press by either side,the Mediator would correct any erroneous information.
The Mediator corrects the erroneous reports to the press as follows:
a. Both parties participated in themediation in good faith. Both parties participated in many hours ofnegotiation, with a number of proposals issued by each side and carefullyconsidered by the parties and their representatives.
b. The Mediator himself did not formulate,recommend or issue a Mediator’s Proposal. The Mediator did not make anevaluation or finding that any one of the many proposals considered by theparties was the correct protocol.
c. Any attempt to characterize themediation process as an acceptance or rejection by any of the parties of amediator’s or an arbiter’s proposal or of any specific proposal is false.
d. In the end, the parties could not agree on atesting protocol acceptable to all.