I'm rubbing my eyes with this one. Here is the PR statement just put out on Bill Walker pic.twitter.com/BQC9HHCAK2— Paul Hutcheon (@paulhutcheon) September 9, 2013
Bill Walker's PR man describes BW's third wife as a "former TV walk-on artist". I understand she was an extra, once, in Bergerac— Paul Hutcheon (@paulhutcheon) September 9, 2013
Just hours later, Maciver released another statement retracting the first, blaming poor timekeeping for launching the character assault on Walker’s ex-wife. “I confirm that I wish to withdraw my statement this morning concerning Diana Walker,” the statement read. “Running late is no excuse for not checking that it was appropriately written. “Mr Bill Walker did not write that statement. He left it to me to clarify matters about their divorce and the result is all my fault. “I apologise to Diana Walker who absolutely did not deserve those silly comments and criticism. “His ex-wives are of course perfectly entitled to speak out and attempts at clarification by me will be more sensibly framed in the future.” On his website, Maciver – also a columnist with Aberdeen-based Press and Journal - describes himself as a specialist in crisis PR and details his services in “all manner of short-notice public relations work” for high-profile individuals in the news.
Anyone know of a good crisis PR guy for Bill Walker's crisis PR guy? #farce— Paul Hutcheon (@paulhutcheon) September 9, 2013
Wonder if Bill Walker will pay Iain Maciver for today's PR shift, or will the cheque be #runninglate— Paul Hutcheon (@paulhutcheon) September 9, 2013