Geohot says he didn't run away to South America

The saga of George Hotz or Geohot and Sony continues. I mentioned yesterday that Sony was saying that Geohot has fled the country to avoid authorities by heading down to South America. Hotz has now stated that his trip had been planned for this month for a long time and that he was in contact with his lawyers the whole time.

Hotz wrote on his blog, "Factually, it's true I'm in South America, on a vacation I've had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn't my life." He also noted, "Rest assured that not a dime of legal defense money would ever go toward something like this."

Geohot apparently made no comment on the allegation by Sony that he had tampered with the HDDs that were handed over to a third party on the judge's order. This legal saga may run on for a long time. I don't think I could be down on a beach partying with something like this hanging over my head.

[via BBC]