Statement by Adscend Media, LLC Regarding the Complaints Filed Yesterday (Thurs., Jan. 26) by the Washington Attorney General's Office and Facebook FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NEW YORK, JANUARY 27, 2012 -- Adscend Media, LLC today vehemently denied the allegations in complaints filed yesterday by the Washington Attorney General's office and Facebook and characterized them as "absolutely and unequivocally false." "At no time did we engage in the activity alleged in the complaints. Adscend Media will provide a vigorous defense against these false claims," the company said in a strongly worded statement released today. "Adscend Media strictly complies with its legal obligations under federal and state law. We are undertaking an investigation to determine whether any of Adscend Media's affiliates engaged in the activity alleged by the Attorney General's office and Facebook. If they did, we are fully certain that the activity was conducted without the company's knowledge." the statement continued. "If our investigation determines that any affiliate(s) engaged in this improper activity, Adscend will administer its long-standing company policy and immediately terminate the affiliate(s) responsible for these actions - as we have in the past when our internal mechanism has made such discoveries. Adscend Media does not tolerate affiliates that violate the law or Adscend's policies," the company further stated. The company assured that the pending actions will not affect the high quality or continuity of service to Adscend Media clients. Mark J. Rosenberg, the company's attorney, said, "We find it deeply troubling that the Attorney General's office made a public spectacle of these serious allegations without first questioning the company as part of its investigatory process and, even more inexplicably, without notifying the company that the complaint was being filed. Adscend Media first learned of the allegations from media inquiries." Rosenberg, of the New York City based firm of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, continued, "We are disturbed that the Attorney General's office would allow public resources to be used in an irresponsible manner, particularly when these allegations are absolutely untrue and could do tremendous harm to Adscend Media's reputation and business. Adscend Media is concerned about the source of these false allegations, and is fully prepared to take legal action if appropriate."