Back at the beginning of August a War of Words broke out between the Chairman of Retro Computers Limited (RCL) Dr David Levy and two previous members of the management team, Paul Andrews and Chris Smith. Part way through a statement by Levy, he mentioned that RCL has “begun legal proceedings to recover company funds that are unaccounted for,whilst the company was under the sole financial management of Paul Andrews,” and this really set the cat amongst the retrogaming pigeons.
Shortly after this went out Paul Andrews and Chris Smith responded to Dr. Levy’s statement and also tweeted the following.
To those asking, yes I do have full back up copies, of all emails, bank statements, and documents from RCLhttps://t.co/J11Bq5Gvcl
— Paul Andrews (@paulandrewsuk) August 11, 2016
This news then escalated to the point where it was dragged into the realms of the BBC News Online and then all seemed to fall quiet for a while, until this evening when on Paul Andrews’ Twitter feed he tweeted.
— Paul Andrews (@paulandrewsuk) September 2, 2016
Looking further into this and following the news to Paul’s Facebook wall the above Tweet was explained a bit more detail.
I just wanted to confirm that the BBC late today (after carrying out their own investigations) removed from their web site the complete LIE / misinformation put out by RCL that ‘implied’ that legal action had, or was being taken with regards to ‘recovering funds’ that were ‘unaccounted for’ during the period when myself and Chris were directors, once more for clarity there is not, any legal action against Chris or I, this is simply not true.
I once more would like to confirm that we also left the company BEFORE the Vega+ Indiegogo funds were given to RCL.
Please refer to our earlier statements distancing ourselves from RCL in this matter.
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So it seems the BBC no longer holds any weight to Dr. Levy’s claims of unaccounted funds when RCL was under the watch of both Paul & Chris.
What’s next for the ZX Vega+? Do you hope this War of Words will now end and you’ll just see the product in September or are you still unsure of the Vega+’s future?