In the light of recent events (Blog Jammin, Aug. 30), I feel the need to submit a statement of my own. As the owner of Redwood Curtain Brewing Company, I, Drake Mollberg, do not condone Eli LaRue's actions in any way, shape, or form. I feel his actions in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 18, were unacceptable. I hope this is not construed as a reflection of Redwood Curtain Brewing Company's role in the community. My family, wife and two children treasure this community and intend to support it for years to come.
I would like it to be known that effective immediately, Eli LaRue is no longer a partner in Redwood Curtain Brewing Co. I truly hope he takes this event as an impetus to take some time to look at his behavior and its impacts on others and to improve upon himself. I have encouraged him to seek professional help.
On a personal note, I would like to also apologize to the two women this event has affected, Ms. Jen Ables and Ms. Maral Attallah. I am very sorry for Eli's actions and again, feel they were out of line and completely unacceptable. I wish to sympathize with your situation and wish you peace in the future.
Again, my deepest apologies to everyone involved in the incident, to our community and our loyal supporters. Nobody deserves to go through such an ordeal!
Drake Mollberg, Arcata