Sorry but I just don't believe anything Lucas tells us anymore.
Exactly my point as well. Luca$ has blatantly made up and twisted so many things as he went along that who knows what the truth is anymore.
But regardless of this scene's authenticity, the underlying point is still the same for me: No OOT, no SW Blu-ray purchase for me! I don't care how many deleted scenes and bonus crap they put on there! Not interested in yet another SE version (because we all know that there will be even more changes by the time this comes out LOL).