DETROIT, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest podcast about software company Versata, famous New York City decorated cop, Bo Dietl, star of a popular movie, "One Tough Cop," called on Ford Motor Company to "apologize and retract" Ford's false and damaging accusations against his company and his two investigators, former decorated police officers, regarding their investigative conduct during an interview in Detroit. Dietl's men had interviewed an individual who worked for a contractor for Ford Motor Company. In court papers, Ford accused them of "barging" into the individual's home "uninvited" - which, if true, would have constituted the crime of breaking, entering and trespassing.
"My men and my company were defamed by these Ford's false statements," Dietl said in the latest "To Catch a Thief" podcast. "What Ford said was false. My men knocked on the doors, identified themselves, made sure the individuals were not Ford employees, and then after being invited in, removed their shoes out of respect."
Dietl pointed out that he wanted to sue Ford for defamation but could not, since the law protected Ford from defamatory statements made in court papers. "I still want justice. In 2017, I ran for Mayor of New York City. The New York Times actually referred to this very same lie by Ford in its court papers – that my investigators (quote) were accused of (quote) 'barging' into someone's home. So, the lie lives on and I still demand that Ford retract it and apologize to me and my investigators. So far, they have refused."
The full podcast can be heard at, www.truthaboutford.com as well as all the other podcasts in the series produced by Versata, "To Catch a Thief: The Story of Ford Motor Company Stealing $1 Billion in Trade Secrets from Versata."
About Versata Software, Inc.
With a global presence covering 45 countries, Versata Software, Inc. and its affiliates solve the most complex business problems for the world's largest organizations. Versata's family of companies includes a number of leading enterprise solution providers, including Versata, Inc., Instance, Inc., Artemis International Solutions Corporation, Genzyme Corporation, Clear Technology, Inc., Everest Software, Tenfold Corporation, Cora Software, Inc., Evolutionary Technologies, Inc., and Alter Point, Inc. Versata distinguishes itself in the software industry by focusing on customer priorities as driven by value delivered. Versata's market-leading Customer Success Program ensures customer involvement in product decisions and business priorities and provides twice-yearly opportunities for customers to score Versata's performance against commitments. Versata's world-class engineering capability ensures substantive and valuable product releases, thereby ensuring customer success. Versata's relentless focus on customer priorities, coupled with an unmatched global engineering capability, provides Versata customers continuous innovation and repeatable value propositions. For more information, visit www.versata.com.
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