Wrigley is now suspending its advertising ties with Chris Brown following a domestic abuse incident on Sunday.
Brown was involved in a violent argument with an unnamed women after the Clive Davis-hosted, pre-Grammy party. That woman is believed to be Rihanna, and both were absent from the awards showcase.
Brown was booked and released on $50,000 bail following the incident, but guilty or innocent, Wrigley is stepping away. “Wrigley is concerned by the serious allegations made against Chris Brown,” the Doublemint owner stated. “We believe Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen. However, we have made the decision to suspend the current advertising featuring Brown and any related marketing communications until the matter is resolved.”
Got charges? Others are also pulling back, including the Milk Mustache campaign, better known as ‘Got Milk?’. “The Milk Mustache campaign is taking the allegations against Chris Brown very seriously,” the group stated. “We are very proud and protective of the image of the Milk Mustache campaign and the responsible message it sends to teens.”
Now, the hyper-glare focuses on Rihanna, alleged recipient of Brown’s violent rage. This made-for-paparazzi moment is being brought to you by TMZ, Fox News, and RadarOnline.com, which reports spotting Rihanna’s vehicle at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. True? Confirmations remain scant, though TMZ claims Rihanna sustained “contusions and bite marks,” citing an unnamed law enforcement official.
Meanwhile, Rihanna’s handlers noted that the singer was “well,” perhaps fueling the intense speculation.