Leonie Industries' formal response:
An April 21 USA Today article describes a “misinformation campaign” against two of the newspaper’s reporters who have recently covered Leonie. Although Leonie was not named in the story (or contacted by the reporter who wrote it), the article implies that the company was somehow involved in the activities described therein. Other media outlets have subsequently repeated the essence of the story, but have gone further by explicitly naming Leonie as being responsible for the campaign.
To be clear, Leonie condemns the activities described in the article. While Leonie has no reason to believe that any employee was involved in this activity, an internal investigation is being conducted to determine whether any employee was so involved. If that investigation determines that there was such involvement, appropriate action will be taken.