The following statement was issued to the press on behalf of Mr Pettifog at 09:30 hours GMT on Friday 25 January 2020.
Mr Pettifog, c/o Bel Repose Retirement Home, Virginia Water, Surrey, England:
Mr Pettifog wishes to dissociate himself from certain reported remarks of Mr John Glover Roberts, Junior, Chief Justice of the United States.
The suggestion that the words or actions of Mr Pettifog, or any member of his family, are inappropriate is a deplorable slur upon his family’s honour. Mr Pettifog reserves the right to bring legal proceedings against any person who repeats those remarks or makes any similar statement.
Issued through Mr Pettifog’s multi-disciplinary care team, 25 January 2020