Chael Sonnen
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On Mon, 07 Jun 2010 15:44:16 -0700 "Nigel Jaquiss" writes:

Hi Chael—



I'm a reporter at Willamette Week in Portland.



I saw your comment about Ed Soares on Twitter, in which you said, "Ed, pray to whatever Demon effigy you prance and dance in front of with your piglet tribe of savages..."



I realize you've got a big fight coming up against Anderson Silva and I realize that pre-fight verbal sparring has a long tradition and that your comments were made about Silva's manager and teammates rather than a political opponent or interest group.



But in view of the fact that you're running to be one of the people who makes laws and important budgetary and policy decision for nearly four million Oregonians who include a broad diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds, I wanted to ask you whether you whether terms like "Demon effigy" and "piglet tribe of savages" are terms you think are appropriate for public discourse?



An MMA fan who brought the comments to my attention called them xenophobic and racist. Could you please respond to that characterization?



I left a message for you at [redacted] also. If you could either give me a call at 503-445-1539 or respond to the above questions by email by 3 pm Tuesday June 8, I'd appreciate it.



Thanks.



Nigel Jaquiss



From: Chael Sonnen [mailto:redacted]

To: njaquiss@wweek.com

Sent: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 17:50:58 -0700

Subject: Re: reporter's question about Ed Soares tweet



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Hi Nigel, I do not have a "twitter," account. Thanks for following my career.

Chael



On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:52:02 -0700 "Nigel Jaquiss" writes:

Hi Chael—



Thanks for getting back to me.



Sorry, but I'm a little confused.



There is a Twitter account called sonnech, which contains links to your facebook and campaign pages and at least appears to be intended to convince viewers that it is yours



http://twitter.com/sonnench



Are you saying that sonnench is a fraudulent account and that the words on it are not yours but somebody else's?



Thanks.



From: Chael Sonnen

To: njaquiss@wweek.com

Date: 06/08/2010 12:12 PM

Subject: Re: reporter's question about Ed Soares tweet

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You aren't the first person to bring this up, it's an issue for me. There are also several "facebook," sites out there for me, but I don't have anything to do with them either (except votesonnen.com of course). Have a great week, and thanks for looking out for me!

Chael
Q: You're on Twitter, right?



Sonnen: “Yeah…I'm trying.”



Q: Tell the people what your Twitter page is



Sonnen: “I believe it is ‘s-o-n-n-e-n-c-h'….'s-o-n-n-e-n-c-h'”