One tangible result of the controversy surrounding U.S. Rep. David Wu emerged today in a statement from the lawyer of Wu's estranged wife.
Daniel Lorenz, Michelle Wu's divorce attorney, today issued a press release about his client's new agreement with the Democratic lawmaker to share custody of the estranged couple's two children. Previously there had been no court orders regarding the custody issue, though the couple's 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter lived primarily with David Wu in Washington, D.C. The full statement from Lorenz reads:
"Michelle Reinmiller Wu is aware of recent articles in various press outlets regarding the activities in her separation action involving her husband, Representative David Wu. She would appreciate the press respecting the privacy of the family, and particularly the children, as they address issues of private concern.Ms. Reinmiller Wu is pleased that she and her husband were able to reach an agreement which has resulted in the signing of a stipulated limited judgment regarding the award of joint custody with respect to the partiesâ children. Ms. Reinmiller Wu continues to respect the work of her husband in representing his constituents in the State of Oregon, and believes that the private issues they are addressing will not interfere with his ability to continue to do so. The State of Oregon is lucky to have him in congress."