After watching Gloria Scott’s recent testimony with the Louisiana Senate Select Committee on Women and Children, Ed Orgeron says he was “deeply upset” by what he learned.

He also noted that if he did speak with Scott following the verbal abuse she suffered at the hands of former LSU running back Derrius Guice, a claim she made during the hearing, he doesn’t remember the call that would have taken place back in 2017.

During his weekly appearance on Baton Rouge-based ESPN program Off The Bench, Orgeron released a statement in response to allegations that he lied to investigators leading up to the release of the Husch Blackwell report or LSU’s internal investigation.

“Yeah, first of all, I was deeply upset when I watched the video Mrs. Scott’s testimony decimal. It was the first time that I’ve heard of all the horrible details of the encounter with Derrius (Guice). I’m sick about what she went through. Heartbroken. No person, woman, mother or grandmother should ever be addressed in such a disgusting manner. It is 100% unacceptable.

“I’m devastated that it happened to her. I want Mrs. Scott, her family and others to know that. I completely cooperated with Husch Blackwell investigation and I will continue to cooperate with LSU’s internal investigation.

“As I told them, I truthfully do not remember speaking with Miss Scott three years ago but, I do know Mrs. Scott deserves to be heard and admired for her courage. I will continue to be committed to a culture of integrity and compliance.

“Out of respect for Miss Scott, all survivors, and the integrity of the university investigation, I have to further questions of this nature to the university.”

Credit Orgeron for at least addressing the situation.

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