Late last week, radio show This American Life retracted an episode published in January that showcased Mike Daisey‘s performance of The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (our review). The show was removed when TAL discovered inaccuracies in Daisey’s account, one of which suggested Daisey himself met with workers who were poisoned by n-hexane. A report from Reuters confirms Foxconn will not sue This American Life or Daisey, even though these bogus claims were hurtful to the company.
Foxconn spokesperson Simon Hsing told Reuters, “Our corporate image has been totally ruined. The point is whatever media that cited the programme should not have reported it without confirming (with us).” He added, “We have no plans to take legal action… We hope nothing similar will happen again.”