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Published: 2003/08/19

Clarifications Regarding Mike Gordon Arrest

Phish bassist Mike Gordon was arrested on August 11 in Wantagh, N.Y. Gordon, who was a guest of The Dead at Jones Beach Amphitheater the night before, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area when he and a nine-year old girl were found in a boathouse near the back of the venue. A source familiar with the situation tells Relix/ that Gordon and the girl were tooling around on his Segway scooter snapping photographs. It is well-known that Mike chronicles many events and was taking pictures of the entire concert throughout the evening. None of the pictures that he took, including the pictures with the young girl, was inappropriate. Gordon and the girl’s family also released a joint statement, which reads: ‘We have had several discussions regarding the situation that occurred at Jones Beach. It is now clear to all involved that this was an unfortunate misunderstanding, and we look forward to putting this matter behind us.’
Gordon is scheduled to appear in First District Court of Nassau County on September 29.

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