Official Statement on the Bassham ControversyI've received inquiries about this man (http://www.lannybassham.com/) and whether he's related to Stephanie Assham-Dubious. Stephanie would like to release the following statement:
Lenny Bassham is an estranged member of the Assham family. Before his mental failure in the 1972 Olympics, his name was Lenny Barber Assham. However, after an unfortunate incident with his sister (my mother, Hilly Assham), he renounced the family name, added his middle initial, and became 'Bassham,' which doesn't even make sense.
This will be our only statement on the matter. We ask that you respect our privacy, particularly investigate reporter Ezra Denney, who brought this website to the attention of the press.