New Beginnings' Bryan Berber Thanks the Industry

LOS ANGELES - New Beginnings' Bryan Berber issued a statement today thanking friends and associates in the adult industry for their support following the passing of company founder Lenny Friedlander.

"On behalf of Lenny Friedlander's wife, children, myself, Lee Negri, Jim Nitz, and the entire New Beginnings family, I would like to thank all the wonderful people who have offered so much comfort, support and encouragement during the past several weeks," Berber said.

"The outpouring of love and concern has been overwhelming. It is truly amazing to see how many lives Lenny touched and how he positively impacted so many people. He reall was one of a kind, and it becomes more apparent every day how he will be missed and remembered."

Berber told AVN that New Beginnings continues to be flooded with calls from people expressing their condolences and support.

"I am embarrassed to say that I have not been able to respond personally to all the calls, letters and e-mails," he said. "I apologize to those that I have not yet spoken to. I will contact each and every one of you. Thank you for your patience."

New Beginnings will hold a tribute to Lenny Friedlander on September 7 in Los Angeles. For more information, contact Marcia or Lissette at (818) 837-7722.