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Richard Blakeley, Gawker Editor, Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

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Gawker video editor Richard Blakeley was arrested earlier this month on charges of domestic violence.

Blakeley, who co-authored a book based on the blog This Is Why You're Fat, denied the charges on his personal blog:

Yes it's true, I was arrested for assault.


However the allegations against me are 100% not true. In cases of domestic abuse there's an assumption not of innocence but of guilt so half of you won't believe me. I hope we can put this behind us and move on with our lives as quickly as possible.

The police report indicates that the alleged incident occurred on August 25, and that Blakeley was arrested on September 4. He is due in court November 4.

In May 2008, Blakeley solicited suggestions for an article on "where to take a girl on a first date...rape" from friends, asking "where you would take a girl if you were planning on date raping her for the first time."