Senate majority leader Tito Sotto apologized to the Kennedy family for using in his anti-RH Bill speech portions of a speech of the late US senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Last September, a group of bloggers and writers accused Sotto of translating “without proper attribution” Kennedy’s Day of Affirmation speech delivered in South Africa in 1966.
In a privilege speech, the lawmaker admitted copying the words of Kennedy’s famous speech, but said “imitation is the highest form of flattery.”
“If it upsets the Kennedy family, then I’m sorry,” Sotto said.
Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late US senator, wrote a letter and she urged Sotto to “apologize for his unethical, unsanctioned theft of Robert Kennedy’s intellectual property and the intellectual property of all those whose work he has plagiarized.”
Despite of the fact that he said an apology to the late Senator’s family, still he reiterate that he did not commit plagiarism.