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On March 25, 2012, under my nickname Mr. Malibu, I uploaded to YouTube.com a video entitled “Sewage Effluent on Malibu Beach.” In this video, I accused Pepperdine University of dumping sewage and sewage effluent from the Malibu Mesa Water Reclamation Facility through the Marie Canyon culvert onto a Malibu beach. I uploaded another video to YouTube.com on April 1, 2012, entitled “Adam Sandler ? Tom Hanks ? Pink ? David Duchovny ? Malibu Homes Under Siege,” which contained the same accusations. I included links to these videos and repeated these statements on my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please consider this letter a retraction of my statements. I acknowledge that these statements were inaccurate. Pepperdine does not operate the Malibu Mesa Water Reclamation Facility and does not discharge sewage or sewage effluent into Marie Canyon or any other location. Instead, Malibu Mesa is operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. I have been advised, and believe, that the County did not discharge sewage or sewage effluent from Malibu Mesa onto a Malibu beach on March 25, 2012. I have apologized to Pepperdine for any harm caused by my statements and I am grateful that Pepperdine has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit it filed against me.

Cary ONeal