Hall's atty. confirms breast cancer, reaffirms innocence

Hall's atty. confirms breast cancer, reaffirms innocence

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Lead counsel for indicted former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Beverly Hall released a statement Thursday morning confirming publicly that Hall is battling breast cancer.

The statement also reaffirms that Hall is not guilty of the charges brought against her in the indictment and that she will continue to fight both them and her diagnosis:

Lead Counsel for Dr. Hall Addresses Health Inquiries
Atlanta, GA—This morning, Richard Deane of Jones Day, and lead defense counsel for Dr. Beverly Hall, issued the following statement:

"Recent news reports have commented and speculated on Dr. Hall's health.  As has been reported to the court in connection with her bond determination, Dr. Hall has been diagnosed with breast cancer, a serious medical condition for which she is receiving treatment.  As a matter of her personal privacy, Dr. Hall does not choose to say more.  Nonetheless, on behalf of Dr. Hall, we do want to thank her many friends and supporters who have contacted her in response to these reports.  She continues to be grateful for their support and takes encouragement from their kind thoughts and well wishes.  Please be assured that whatever her health concerns, Dr. Hall will continue to fight the charges brought against her as she is innocent of these charges.

Dr. Hall also has offered her condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Willie Davenport who served as a Principal at D. H. Stanton Elementary."
News Media contact in this matter is Patrick Crosby of GeorgiaNewsmakers .com at 404-293-1000. No other statements or interviews are expected to be available at this time, or prior to trial.

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