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Brad Pitt: He Needs To ‘Vigorously’ Defend Against Child Abuse Claims — Expert Says

Thu, September 22, 2016 9:14pm EDT by Beth Shilliday 1 Comment 20,362 Article Views

Uh oh! Brad Pitt not putting out a response to the child abuse claims against him could put a serious dent in the superstar’s heart-throb status. A top image consultant tells EXCLUSIVELY why he needs to come out with some comment — any comment – right away or risk hurting his A-list career.

Brad Pitt needs to address the child abuse allegations, because without a response people will believe it and it may not be true,” Image consultant Eric Schiffer tells EXCLUSIVELY. He adds that,”If this didn’t happen, he should defend himself vigorously.” Shockingly, Brad’s camp has yet to put out any official statement on his behalf about the abuse claims or the investigations surrounding the “incident.” He allegedly got verbally and physically rough with one of his sons on the couple’s private plane, causing Angelina Jolie, 41, to serve him with divorce papers Sept. 19.

So far, just a “source” close to the actor leaked to PEOPLE that “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children. It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.” But again, Brad’s not the one standing up directly to defend himself. We keep hoping to hear from him personally to tell the world that these shocking allegations are not true!

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“If there is any truth to the allegations, Brad needs to explain what happened and what he plans to do to fix it, perhaps go to anger management. Parents make mistakes and can learn to be better parents.,” Eric tells us.

The most dire warning Eric has is that if Brad doesn’t put out a statement soon, it could really hurt his career, especially his sexy status with women. “If Brad doesn’t respond, this could disseminate his reputation. It could crush his imageBrad Pitt is a heart throb and if his female fans perceive him to be evil with kids, they will view him as Donald Trump on steroids.” Yikes! That is an image we’re sure he doesn’t want to world to envision.

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