Bieber hires crisis management bigwig to deal with paternity tittle-tattle

Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 13:13 PM IST

Washington: Justin Bieber has hired a crisis management team over allegations that he fathered a child with an LA fan, according to reports.

The 17-year-old Canadian pop star has hired crisis management bigwig Matthew Hiltzik of Hiltzik Strategies to deal with the allegations made by Mariah Yeater, 20, that the ‘Baby’ hitmaker got her pregnant backstage after one of his shows.

“While we haven’t yet seen the lawsuit, it’s sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims,” Fox News quoted Hiltzik as saying.

“We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations on behalf of Justin Bieber,” he said.

On the other hand, Glenn Selig of The Publicity Agency feels that Bieber may be seeking advice on how to put an end to the controversy quickly or trying to figure out how to deal with the reality that his squeaky-clean image will soon be tarnished, if he is the real father.

“If he is not sure whether he’s the dad, he’s figuring out what he’s going to do to make sure he makes the best decisions and his career is not irreparably harmed,” Selig said.

“Deny, deny, deny is the knee jerk reaction from those who are unskilled in crisis management falsely thinking the story will just go away. Big mistake if the report is true.

“There are definitive ways to determine paternity, so if this baby is not his, he should offer to take a paternity test. Just offering may be enough. If not, he could take the test and end it tomorrow,” he added.

ANI