Chris Albrecht Pleads No Contest

May 11, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Former HBO Chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht was allowed to enter a plea of no contest to charges of battery arising from an altercation he had with a girlfriend Sunday morning. The incident occurred after HBO televised the Floyd Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya boxing match.
Friday morning, Mr. Albrecht received a six month suspended sentence, paid a $1,000 fine and agreed to stay out of trouble for a year under an informal probation arrangement, according to his lawyer, David Chesnoff in Las Vegas.
“My behavior was clearly inappropriate and, in this spirit, I have accepted the judgment of the authorities in Las Vegas,” Mr. Albrecht said in a statement. “I have apologized to [girlfriend Karla Jensen] and I would like to express my appreciation for the fair and professional way I was treated by the Las Vegas police. Karla and I now look forward to putting this behind us and getting on with our lives.”
Mr. Albrecht’s public relations consultant also released a statement from Ms. Jensen.
“Chris and I made a mistake last weekend. It was an incident fueled by both of us drinking too much alcohol, but I was not injured and I know he cares about me. Our argument that evening got out of hand, but I still love him and I forgive him,” she said. “We are both grateful that the matter has been resolved with the Las Vegas authorities. Chris and I are both committed to our sobriety and are looking forward to putting this behind us and moving on with our lives together.”
After being arrested and jailed Sunday morning, Mr. Albrecht asked for and received a leave of absence from his post at HBO on Tuesday. In a memo to colleagues he apologized, saying he had stopped going to Alcoholics Anonymous after 13 years.
“Two years ago, I decided I could handle drinking again. Clearly I was wrong,” he said.
A day later, after reports of a 1991 incident involving a female HBO staffer surfaced, HBO parent company Time Warner asked Mr. Albrecht to resign.
(Editor: Grego)

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