Family: Story about Romney prank on brother ‘factually incorrect,’ politically motivated

The family of the late classmate whom Mitt Romney allegedly bullied in high school said Friday the portrayal of their brother in new media reports is “factually incorrect” and that they are “aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda.”

The family also said in the public statement that they would make no further public comment on the matter.

A Washington Post story Thursday states Romney and at least one other high school classmate had held down John Lauber, who was presumed to be gay, and cut off his long, bleached-blond hair.

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