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Foxconn won't sue over This American Life episode

03/19, 5:25pm

Daisey promises 'full accounting' of monologue

Foxconn won't sue over the retracted This American Life episode painting a grim portrait of working conditions at the company, according to spokesman Simon Hsing. "Our corporate image has been totally ruined. The point is whatever media that cited the program should not have reported it without confirming (with us)," Hsing tells Reuters, while adding that "We have no plans to take legal action...We hope nothing similar will happen again."

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Mike Daisey alters Apple stage show to be closer to truth

03/18, 12:30pm

Daisey tones down Apple-Foxconn claims in show

Stage performer Mike Daisey following a show exposť has scaled back his show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, to be more accurate. He has dropped "anything he doesn't feel he can stand behind" from the story of his trip to Foxconn's main plant in Shenzhen, The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis told the AP. A prologue also now exists that acknowledges This American Life's criticism and frames it as a story with core truths, but as a performance and not absolute fact.

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