If Jessica Didn't Fire Rob, Who Did?

9/8/2006 6:25 PM PDT
Jessica Simpson, through Rob Shuter, issued the following statement to TMZ. "I did not fire Rob Shuter, he is a great publicist and a great friend." Shuter would not say, however, if it was untrue that he had gotten the ax.

As TMZ first reported yesterday, Shuter was apparently fired by the Simpson camp after stories intimating Simpson was involved with singer John Mayer surfaced last week. Simpson later refuted that story on "The View" and Mayer was reportedly upset that his name was used in conjunction with Jessica.

Shuter would not say whether or not he still represents the pop singer and would not comment any further.