The Nashville PR firm of Mr Kirt Webster has posted a message saying that as of today, Webster Public Relations is no longer in business. The message comes after the owner was accused of sexually assaulting a man.
Mr Kirt Webster is a household name in Nashville, having represented many stars over the years, ranging from Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams Jr., Cyndi Lauper and Brenda Lee.
His company was once considered as the most prestigious public relations firms in the Nashville scene.
But last week, a man called Austin Rick stated on Facebook that Mr Webster assaulted him in 2008 and gave a detailed story as to the encounter.
Mr Rick was at the time a starting country music artist performing under the stage name Austin Cody who would open for big names handled by Mr Webster’s firm. The highlight of his short career was that he performed at the Grand Ole Opry.
But then Mr Webster asked him to watch pornography together. “There would be hardcore pornography on the TV, and he’d say, ‘Come over and sit on my lap and watch this with me. Isn’t this hot?’” Mr Rick went on to explain that he had to share hot tubs with the manager: “Kirt is reaching under my bathing suit leg to my genitals and massaging my genitals all while smiling at me and winking at me like it’s a romantic connection in his head.”
He claims that in the end he was drugged and blacked out at a holiday party after just one drink, waking up in Webster’s bed to Webster kissing his lips and neck.
“It was like a fantasy he was living out at my expense.”.
The current number two of the firm, Mr Jeremy Webstby, will be taken over the clientele on his new website called Westby PR.