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Chris Brown Hires PR, But Will It Help?

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Facebook faces a major user backlash over its terms of service and founder Mark Zuckerberg responds via blog post within 24 hours. Twitter announces $35m in funding and co-founder Biz Stone responds to our emails within 10 minutes.

Yet R&B singer Chris Brown gets into a major altercation with girlfriend Rihanna just hours before last week’s Grammy Awards and it takes him one week to issue a generic written statement?

Apparently it came at the hands of an experienced flack, Mike Sitrick of Sitrick & Company, who reportedly charges $700 an hour and has represented the likes of Paris Hilton, Halle Berry and Rush Limbaugh.

Writes Fox News’ Roger Friedman, “Brown is so clueless he couldn’t know that Sitrick is universally disliked by the press. He’ll win Brown no points in public. On top of that, the statement Strick issued for Brown regarding this whole incident is pretty lame. Rihanna’s name isn’t mentioned once. But Brown takes the press and bloggers to task, accusing them of making things up.”

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