Thursday, June 09, 2005

Beating Victim Stands By Account

Beating Victim Stands By Account

By Adam Rankin and Jeremy Pawloski
Journal Staff Writers
A lawyer representing a man involved in last weekend's beating that left Los Alamos National Laboratory whistle-blower Tommy Hook severely injured says the fight had nothing to do with LANL.

"This was an altercation in the parking lot of a topless bar, nothing more," lawyer Doug Couleur said. "This has absolutely nothing to do with Hook's employment, his witness status, his employment status, or any of that."

Hook, who has said he was attacked after being lured to Cheeks on Cerrillos Road by a caller who promised information about alleged fraud at the lab, reiterated Wednesday that his attackers told him to keep his mouth shut.

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