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Martha Stewart on her Web Site: “Please Keep (My) Company Alive”

In a message to fans posted on her Web site, Westport’s Martha Stewart today called her sentencing “horrendous” but not unexpected. She appealed to her supporters to help keep her Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia company alive.

The letter echoed remarks she made to reporters on the steps of a New York courthouse following her sentencing.

“The sentencing decision in my case is in. As horrendous as it is, it was not unexpected and I am not afraid of what the future holds,” Stewart said.

“I will get through what the court requires and return to my work just as soon as I can. In the meantime, my attorneys will pursue a vigorous appeal.”

She said she wanted her fans to know “how deeply saddened I am by the entire matter, and in particular by the damaging impact it has had on so many innocent people.”

Stewart said many people have asked her what they can do to help at this juncture.

“If I can ask just one thing of the public that has benefited for many years from my work and the creative output of my company, it would be to continue to support Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, regardless of what happens to me,” she said.

“Remember, please, that this was a personal matter that, because of the power of the press and the persistence of the government, spilled over onto an uninvolved company, harming all the people who labor so very hard, doing such admirable work.

“Please keep the company alive and our employees doing the jobs they love.”

Stewart said visitors to her Web site may wish to review a personal video statement she recorded as well as a letter she wrote to U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum.

“As always, you have my thanks for your support and my promise to do my best to keep you informed as events continue to unfold,” she said.

4 thoughts on “Martha Stewart on her Web Site: “Please Keep (My) Company Alive”

  1. Both my Mom and I were proud of Martha as she spoke her mind on the steps of the courthouse about her anger and disgust at what whe had eperienced. Louise and Terry are correct: the ‘judicial system is not fair under certain circumstances where factors outside the ‘rule of law’dictate the outcome and yes, indeed, gender bias or should I say “venom” (as Martha said today) is unfortunately alive and well despite our so-called enlightened age we live in. There does seem to be an underlying agenda with some men who simply resent a capable woman with a strong,voice who dares to succeed and show intiative; perhaps challenging certain ‘old boys’establishments. There are many good men who recoginize that it is in everyones best interests to ensure that women have the same opportunities as themselves. An added challenge that Martha has experienced, is resentment from jealous women – also an unfortunate reality.

    The details are different but we have experienced the same type of unfair ‘challenges’ in our determination to develop a large ski resort. We could write a book, including the shocking gender malice we uncovered, in confidential government documents, from senior government bureaucrats/politicians who have lied and cheated for years all geared to block us from succeeding with something that we fairly/ethically won the right to do. We empathisize with Martha who has experienced this on a larger scale.

    We truly believe in three keys to life challenges which are a ‘test’: NEVER GIVE UP; SUCCESS IS THE BEST REVENGE and FIND YOUR VOICE.

    Martha ‘gets it’, as do the good men and women around her. Her unfair, experience being played out in the public arena, although very stressful, is exposing issues such as gender malice, which have been covered up for too long.

    Keep strong Martha; we congratulate you on your continuing success and your magazine will be in our shopping carts tomorrow.

  2. Dear Mrs. Stewart, My prayers go out to you. I will buy your magazine from my neighbourhood book store. I do not understand the judicial system that would allow some to get away with murder while others seem to get nailed for so little. I must tell you that at our prayer group meeting, one of our members, a man doctor stood and ask that we pray for you, for he thought it was outrageous what was happening to you. So hold your head high at keep up your good work. I appreciate everything you have tried to do through your books and work. You brought dignity the every day house wife and given her back her pride. God be with you in your times of tribulation and good look with your appeal.
    Sincerly Louise Denis

  3. Dear Martha Stewart, I have followed your case and have felt all along the only crime you have committed was that you were born a women and are successful. Please, continue to carry yourself proudly. There are many women in the working class that struggle everyday to put food on thier families tables, I am one of them and I look at your accomplishments and realize that I too can dream big and succeed. Never let them get you down, come back with a vengence and succeed. We, your supporting public will be there always.

    Sincerely yours, Terry Toomey

  4. I THINK ANYONE COULD HAVE MADE THE MISTAKE MARTHA DID OR DID NOT DO.I THINK SHE MEANT NO HARM TO ANYONE AND GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING SHE DIDN,T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT.CAN YOU IMAGINE ALL OF THE TIME AND LIFE JUST HER SHOWS MUST HAVE BEEN DRAINING OUT OF HER. HOW COULD SHE HAVE POSSIBLY HAVE TIME TO CONCENTRATE ON STOCKS,ETC. I,M SURE SHE PAID OTHER PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.SHE OBVIOUSLY HAD TO ANSWER SOME QUICK DECISIONS ,THAT ENDED UP TO BE HER FATE. PEOPLE ARE MUCH TO CRUEL AND UNFORGIVING WHEN A WOMAN IS USED AS A SCAPEGOAT.I WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH HER SHOWS AS LONG AS THEY PUT THEM ON THE AIR.HER BOOKS ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY AND FUN TO PASS ON WHEN I,M THROUGH WITH THEM.SHE,S WORKED VERY HARD TO GET WHERE SHE IS AND THE PEOPLE THAT BAD MOUTH HER AND SPEAK ABOUT HER BADLY ARE ENVIOUS AND SHOULD LEARN TO WORK AS HARD AS SHE HAS IF THEY WANT TO GET ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD.SHE,LL BE BACK,BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF WANT HER BACK. I,LL TAKE HER CRAFTS AND FAMILY ORIENTED SHOWS ANYTIME BEFORE HALF OF THE OTHER GARBAGE THEY HAVE ON TV.

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