Joe Van Gogh apologizes to our employees, customers and community for how we handled a situation involving our Duke University store. As you have read*, it is true that Joe Van Gogh is a contractor to Duke.  We attempted to understand Duke’s position in this case, but we should have taken a different approach in making personnel decisions.  As the owner of the business, I take full responsibility for Joe Van Gogh’s actions.  I apologize to all of the people directly involved and those who have been touched or offended, of which there are many.  We are taking steps to remedy this matter, but all company personnel issues are private and will remain private. Again, my truly sincere apologies.

– Robbie Roberts

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