Zayat Camp Releases Statement

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Ahmed Zayat | Sarah Andrew

The New York lending firm that last month initiated a $23-million lawsuit against Ahmed Zayat and his financially troubled Zayat Stables, LLC, broadly amended its civil complaint in a Kentucky court earlier this week (click here).

Zayat Stables issued the following statement Thursday regarding the amended complaint:

“We are disappointed but not surprised at MGG and Kevin Griffin’s aggressive attack on the horse industry. Zayat Stables said from the beginning that it wanted to liquidate certain assets to generate enough proceeds to pay off all of its creditors. Motivated purely by self-interest and greed, MGG, however, was more interested in litigating this dispute at the expense of other creditors. MGG has gone as far as filing baseless claims against reputable horse farms and bloodstock agents. This conduct demonstrates MGG’s fundamental lack of knowledge of the horse industry and complete lack of respect for the parties essential to its success. Zayat Stables is doing everything it can to ensure that all of its debts are repaid, but MGG has placed itself above all others and has made it nearly impossible for other creditors to be treated fairly.”

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