Public relations firm executive Karin Murphy Caro issued the following statement on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 about a police investigation into alleged sexual and suggestive messages sent to Caro in Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano's name:
"I am Karin Murphy Caro, owner of a very successful public relations/social media firm on Long Island.
To be clear, the alleged text messages and tweets are fabricated, false and never happened. I never communicated with the county executive via text message, nor even have his cell phone number. Both the Nassau county executive and I have been maliciously attacked and have both been victims of a terrible crime perpetrated most unfortunately on a weekend that is supposed to be dedicated to harmony and love.StoryPR exec: Sexual text messages with pol are fakeStoryRead Mangano's statement
I have been a victim of abuse in the past, and to be a victim again, is hurtful, particularly as it involves Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.
He is a man I know to be of goodwill and of the highest professional standard. He has never wavered from those qualities.
I have had a professional relationship with Mr. Mangano through my firm. My firm and I are also held to the highest ethical standards and are known for this across Long Island.
My firm has spoken out on behalf of victims of domestic abuse through misuse of the criminal justice system and the Internet.
I am currently going through a trying period in my life regarding abuse and attacks. I cannot discuss any details of this matter since the case is in litigation. But I sincerely hope that my personal trials would be kept out of the public domain.
I have always had the utmost respect for Mr. Mangano, the law, and for doing the right thing. That will never change.
I know the truth will come out and I have the utmost confidence in the investigation through the Nassau County Police."