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Juan Thompson responds

Dear Editor: I read your June 28 article, “Hunter S. assistant sues for back pay” and feel compelled to offer my perspective. I have known Deborah Fuller for almost 30 years, 23 of which she spent working with my father, Hunter S. Thompson, and I consider her a part of our family. I know Deborah as an exceedingly generous woman who cared deeply for Hunter and worked hard for many years to provide invaluable help and support, not just as an assistant, but as a devoted friend, through the good and the bad times, through wealth and lean times, and through many illnesses. I also know that he cared deeply for her as well, and that they were very good friends for a very long time. I know that Hunter trusted and depended on her as he trusted few other people in his life, and that she had earned that trust many times over. As one of the beneficiaries of the estate, I believe that Deborah’s claim is a valid one, and I, too, hope that this matter can be quickly resolved in a way that does justice to their friendship and work together.Juan F. ThompsonDenver


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