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Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush admits assaulting ex-wife

Jonathan Bush, CEO of Athenahealth, speaks at an event.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush (right) speaks at an event this year. Photo: Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Jonathan Bush, the CEO of Athenahealth and a cousin of George W. and Jeb Bush, issued an apology over the weekend after The Daily Mail published a story that said Bush verbally and physically assaulted his first wife.

The big picture: The allegations, admission and apology all come as the health IT company, which Bush co-founded, faces a hostile takeover from hedge fund Elliott Management.

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