Asensio claims that he has never retracted a single statement. He doesn't just make the claim in idle conversation. He has made it under oath--for instance, in a sworn affidavit filed in the South Carolina litigation (where he was found to have committed securities fraud.)
So if Asensio has never retracted a single word--as he insists--where are his reports on Zonagen and Vivus? Any chance he removed them to settle litigation, contrary to his claims? After all, how many publicly traded corporations have sued a three-person operation consisting of a principal, a research assistant, and a secretary because they were looking for serious cash? Probably far fewer than have sued to stop lies and innuendo.
No one but Asensio and parties to the litigation know whether the reports were removed to settle litigation--contrary to Asensio's insistence. We know what we think and leave it to you to draw your own conclusion.
Below are some press references to his reports on Zonagen and Vivus, with non-working links to his now-removed Zonagen reports. You have to ask why Asensio would remove such influential work, and again, we suggest the answer is obvious.
a "strong sell" recommendation for Zonagen stock and accompanying report issued November 18, 1997 by Asensio & Co., an institutional investment banking company, and a similar Asensio report issued January 9, 1998.