As I proceed, I understand people have questions. I understand the press wants to ask me for the details and the times I was unfaithful. I understand people want to know whether Elin and I will remain together. Please know that as far as I'm concerned, every one of these questions and answers is a matter between Elin and me. These are issues between a husband and a wife.
Some people have made up things that never happened. They said I used performance-enhancing drugs. This is completely and utterly false. Some have written things about my family. Despite the damage I have done, I still believe it is right to shield my family from the public spotlight. They did not do these things; I did.
1. as far as I'm concerned
eg. As far as I'm concerned this is a good idea.
eg. As far as I'm concerned, he is the right man for his job.
2. make up
eg. I think it's very unkind of you to make up stories about him.
eg. I'm not making it up. The character exists in real life.
3. shield sb. from sth.
eg. He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
eg. The company does not bet its own money on equities, and so is shielded from market risk.