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Former Donkey Kong world record holder Billy Mitchell releases official statement

It was just last week when we reported that Billy Mitchell, world record holder for being the first one to reach one million points in Donkey Kong, was found to have cheated. Subsequently, Mitchell was stripped of his Donkey Kong record and other gaming accolades that he had achieved over a decades-long career. Now, Mitchell has decided to respond to the investigation and seems content on proving that he did not cheat.

Despite the controversy, Mitchell attended the Midwest Gaming Classic, greeting fans and going about as if nothing was wrong. He did later release a video statement about the new allegations and offered this to say about it:

"We will show, everything that has been done, everything was done professionally, according to the rules, according to the scoreboard and integrity that was set up, not by the 2014 forward by the current regime, who wants to reach back 35 years. Everything will be transparent, everything will be available, I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you..."

He goes on to say that it has taken a considerable amount of time to gather witnesses and documents, but that nothing will be withheld. If you'd like, you can watch the full statement in the video above. It will be interesting to see what comes of all of this and to see how Mitchell will rebound.

Source: Eurogamer

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