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Charlie Sheen Loses Commercial Gig

Jan 7, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Charlie Sheen will no longer be appearing in underwear ads for Hanesbrands, after being accused of domestic violence over the holidays, the Associated Press reports.

A company spokesman said the charges against Sheen were serious enough that the company felt compelled to stop the Hanes TV ads; the print ads will continue to appear into the spring, because of advance publication schedules. "It’s a pretty standard, straightforward call when somebody who’s in your commercials is arrested on suspicion of something of this magnitude," said spokesman Matt Hall. "And we would suspend the ads both for the company and, really, for Mr. Sheen and his family as well. Given the publicity, it makes sense to not air those ads during that time."

Sheen was arrested in Aspen, Colo., on Christmas after his wife Brooke Sheen told police he put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. Sheen denied the allegations.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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