Dolly Parton is being called out by her sister for posing for photos with outmoded publicist Kirt Webster, who was accused of sexual assault and harassment in 2017, at Wednesday evening’s CMA Awards.
Webster, the outmoded illustrious publicist for Parton, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, and a host of different nation stars, was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting an aspiring nation singer on just a few instances, soliciting for oral sex in alternate for meet-and-greets with Parton, and working a piece atmosphere that was “working rampant” with sexual harassment.
Webster has time and again denied all claims in opposition to him.
“I even beget noticed fresh images from at the abet of the curtain at the CMAs final evening and Kirt Webster the publicity one who had dozens of sexual assault allegations introduced in opposition to him final year was entrance and center,” Stella Parton wrote on Facebook on Thursday. “I noticed images of him in my sister Dolly’s dressing room standing alongside with her smiling like a Cheshire Cat! These predators feel entitled to total the horrific issues they discontinuance and even gargantuan stars [sic] like my sister, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker and others that he represented won’t speak a phrase.”
Dolly Parton with outmoded publicist Kirt Webster at the 11th annual ACM Honors on August 23, 2017.
Stella persevered: “It’s been confirmed that he by no way stopped working for one day after the scandal broke final year. It is a disgrace on the artists who defend quiet and the CMAs for condoning this man’s perverted acts. My sister’s administration is correct as complicit in this scandal.”
Neither Dolly Parton nor her administration team returned Fox News’ requests for comment. The “Jolene” singer fired her longtime publicist rapidly after the allegations in opposition to him surfaced in November 2017. At the time she talked about: “I’ve labored with Kirt Webster for a protracted time and he has finished a improbable job. I’m hoping that the accusations are no longer accurate.”
Dolly Parton (left) and Stella Parton abet the Los Angeles Premiere Of Warner Bros. Tv’s “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors” held at the Egyptian Theatre on December 2, 2015.
Webster told Fox News on Thursday that he attended the CMA Awards as a visitor of singer Janie Fricke and he was “overwhelmed with determined welcoming reactions.”
‘It is a disgrace on the artists who defend quiet and the CMAs for condoning this man’s perverted acts. My sister’s administration is correct as complicit in this scandal.’
— Stella Parton
“We’ve got all made mistakes and we beget paid the implications of those mistakes,” Webster talked about in an emailed assertion. “We’ve got all been accused of issues (gigantic and miniature) that we haven’t finished. Life is a roller coaster, you may perchance furthermore beget got highs and lows, you correct hope you may perchance furthermore beget got more highs than lows. Redemption is an improbable thing. God is accurate!” He added that no lawsuits or criminal costs were introduced in opposition to him.
Lots of sources told Fox News that Webster’s presence came as a shock and made them uneasy.
Aged nation singer Austin C. Rick, left, is writing a book about his experience with Webster. Webster talked about he and Rick were in a consensual relationship and denied all allegations of assualt.
Nation singer Meg Linsey wrote on Facebook in accordance with Webster’s attendance: “Wow! Did somebody else to find him there? So many experiences about CMA’s this morning but no one is writing this one?” She added in the comment half “imperfect” in accordance with the image with Parton and later added, “Nashville is a coward.”
‘We’ve got all made mistakes and we beget paid the implications of those mistakes.’
— Kirt Webster
Aged aspiring singer, Austin Rick, who told Fox News in 2017 that he suffered “shocking, shocking” abuse by the hands of Webster in 2008, claimed at the time that Webster time and again “drugged and sexually violated” him when he was Webster’s client. Webster denied Rick’s claim and talked about the pair had a consensual relationship.
In 2017, a outmoded intern of Webster, Cody Andersen, told Fox News that whereas he was at Webster PR in 2010, Webster would talk brazenly just a few call of sexually graphic matters, like owning a 24-carat gold sex toy. He furthermore talked about Webster customarily told sexually thunder experiences about his workers. When requested for comment at the time relating to Anderson’s allegations, a spokesperson for Webster talked about she had no extra info.
Webster, left, was accused by outmoded intern Cody Andersen, correct, of propositioning him for sex.
(Getty/Courtesy Cody Andersen)
She furthermore talked about that Webster will procedure close “some time some distance off from the enterprise to focal point on combating the egregious and spurious allegations made in opposition to him.”
Andersen alleged that Webster once requested him to come into a sizzling bath bare. Lots of outmoded workers previously detailed instances where they are saying Webster showed them porn, made lewd gestures in the declare of job and mocked clients right by workers meetings.
A outmoded worker previously identified to Fox News, who wished to remain nameless, talked about in 2017 that Webster touched him inappropriately on “just a few instances” adding there are “so many” experiences equivalent to his.
Webster has labored in the music enterprise in Nashville for over two decades. Moreover to to clients like Dolly Parton, his agency has furthermore helped artists like George Jones and Kenny Rogers with their advertising and marketing campaigns.