The following statement was made by Ryan Kurek, Cori's ex-husband:
If we use that information, how does our evaluation of both Emily and Cori change?I wanted to go on the record to state that 13 months ago, I asked Cori for a separation-divorce, after a short 9 month marriage. On February 5th of 2010 the court approved the separation, in which in the State of South Carolina, you must wait a full year for the divorce to be final. It has been a full year, I have not had any contact with Cori in months, and she moved out of my house in March of 2010. To emphasize again, I am not her husband. Cori Tietsort is of the Tietsort family living in a suburb of Charlotte. I have no control over what Cori says or does to the media or anyone else. She performed these actions on her own. Unfortunately the Kurek name has been tarnished, and the Maynard and Hendrick families have to deal with this unfortunate situation after already such hardship. I have communicated with those who have been affected by Cori's article and that these actions were performed by Cori alone and that I separated from her over a year ago. Everyone is understanding and apologetic that my last name was used in this article and throughout media and internet. Thank you for the opportunity to clear the Kurek name and our non-affiliation to Cori Tietsort.
Secondly, until Brad or Emily do something that I can see with my own two eyes or read from a reputable journalistic publication, all of this crap is hearsay.
They are human beings. Who made mistakes. We all do.