You have no idea how painful it was to copy and paste this possibly legit email; easier than screen-capturing this, yes, but harder than, say, a possibly legit email from parties associated with Jeffrey Epstein. But that's probably 'cause we're really big fans of his work with towels. Whatever. Anyhow, we got this last night and we figured if we're going to do something right it might as well be living up to our parent company's name, since God knows we're pretty much two steps away from accidentally burning this whole thing down, and we kind of owe it to them*:
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 2:48 AM
To: IvyGate; tips-db
Subject: Aleksey Vayner's Dance Partner on Video
This is a friendly message from the girl dancing with Aleksey Vayner in his video "Impossible is Nothing." Lately, I've been receiving a lot of emails from inquisitive strangers who have seen me on his video and have asked me more details on Aleksey, the video, and myself. I can't answer any questions on Aleksey or the accusations, since I don't think it is my position to do so, and for all of you who wanted to know more through me, I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint you. However, I do wish to set the record straight on my role in the video.
*If you don't know this we've really got nothing left to say to you.
Aleksey and I danced together for his video, but we are not regular dancing partners. I had no role on the conception, production, filming, or editing of the reel, and I was only present during the dance sequence. It was of my understanding that the dance piece was to be used for a personal documentary on himself, his achievements, and his interests, so I accepted to help him as his partner. I don't know whether those serves were 140 mph or how he got to break the bricks that way, so my guess is just as good as yours. However, he did tell me he won a bench pressing competition lifting 495 pounds (with shirt) this summer, and participated in martial arts competitions.
Of course, Aleksey and I had chatted during the practice sessions and the filming of the dance sequence, but he did not confide his plans to me, so I have no relevant information on his charity, business, book, or resume. I do not know the truth behind his claims, and everything that I've learned about this controversy, I've read it through blogs following the story. Hence, as a bystander, I wish to be disassociated from the accusations against him, whether justified or unjustified.
Again, I appreciate the nice comments people have sent me (in spite of the bizarre circumstances, I guess), but I'd rather stay clear from this mess.
P.S. - And my outfit for the video is what I actually wear at dance competitions, so please do not make a big deal out of that since it is nothing out of the extraordinary in the ballroom world.