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Witches' Brew: Hanes Sells Wife Beaters But Doesn't Endorse Them*

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hanes Sells Wife Beaters But Doesn't Endorse Them*

Hanes is putting the kibosh on its partnership with actor Charlie Sheen because of the domestic violence charges he faces thanks to that Christmas incident where he allegedly held a knife to his wife's throat.  The 44 year old actor was popped on Christmas Day and charged with second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief.

A company rep says the decision was a "pretty standard, straightforward call" given the nature of allegations.  Here's the official statement from spokesperson Matt Hall:
Hanes is not running the Hanes television commercials featuring Charlie Sheen, and those commercials will not run again. The commercials were suspended effective Dec. 28, the first date possible after Mr. Sheen's Christmas Day arrest.
A few print ads featuring Sheen are slated to run this Spring.  They could not be pulled due to production schedules already in motion.

So, what's your call?  Did Hanes do the right thing in pulling the Sheen ads?


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At Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 2:37:00 PM EST , Anonymous Leo the Yardie Chick said...

Seeing as how Tiger Woods lost sponsors for cheating on his wife, Hanes can do the same for a man suspected of beating on his wife.


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