From Mark Birnbaums partner, Eugene Remm (rumored to have been there): EM Group is focused on building and keeping their nightlife and hospitality business open and dont need to focus on things that are overly exaggerated and lacking fact.
From Michael Satsky: I am too busy working on our Sundance Film Festival events, and this nonsense is last on my agenda.
Not as salacious, but just as intriguing, the ubiquitous Abbe Diaz left a comment on the DBTH post saying EM Group is telling people theyve bought Lotus (there have been rumors). The truth is opaque, but if Birnbaum did get the smackdown, we have just the song for him.
Royal Rumble: Tenjune vs. Stereo [Down by the Hipster]
You Just Got Slapped [YouTube]
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