Ryan Lochte Hires Justin Bieber’s Former Crisis Manager to Help Fix Reputation After #Lochtegate Scandal

Matthew Hiltzik, a licensed attorney, is a New York-based communications consultant who worked with Justin Bieber to turn his career and reputation around. He has also worked with other celebrities too like Katie Couric, Harvey Weinstein, and Alec Baldwin. Hiltzik doesn’t just represent big names in Hollywood either. He has worked with athletes and sports franchises, which is good news for Ryan Lochte. In the past, Hiltzik has represented football player Manti Te’o who was caught lying about his dead girlfriend for public sympathy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he has also represented baseball player Ryan Braun when he was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs.

 

At this point, Ryan Lochte needs all high-powered crisis management help he can get. The U.S. Olympic swimming star recently issued what some are calling a halfhearted apology for lying about being robbed in Rio after a party, Yahoo Sports reports.

“I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend — for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics,” he said in his “apology” letter posted on Twitter and Instagram. “I waited to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inquisitr.com

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