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Will.i.am

My Publicist is LYING

About My Ugly Car!

8/15/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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8:20 AM PT -- Eight minutes after we published this story, we received the following email from Will's publicist:

"Hi --

When I asked [Will's] assistant yesterday morning she thought this had been resolved but was incorrect, hence I passed on incorrect information to you - apologies for this.

Will ask manager this morning about it.

Sallie"

At least she owned up to the mistake -- and we gotta respect that.

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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark ... and according to Will.i.am ... it's because his publicist is a LIAR!!!

Will is still FUMING about his ultra-rare, super-expensive, incredibly-hideous custom car ... claiming his $700,000 ride is still missing ... despite what his publicist is telling the media.

We broke the story ... Will claimed his car was "stolen" after a party in Hollywood this week ... insisting he left it with the valet at Bardot nightclub but when he went to get it back, the car was nowhere to be found.

The next day, we reached out to Will's publicist, Sallie Olmsted, and asked about the car ... she wrote back insisting, "Everything is fine, he has his car."

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Hours later, Will went on Twitter and COMPLETELY REFUTED his publicist's claim ... saying "my car is still m.i.a."

Confused by the contradicting statements, we reached out to Will's rep ... who told us, "I wasn't on site at the time, but all is fine now."

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Again ... someone is lying ... because just a few hours ago, Will tweeted again and totally contradicted his publicist ... saying, "According [to] my GARAGE it hasn't been found."

Pants on fire, Sally ... pants on fire.

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31.

O_o    

oh good god. really?! the woman is doing her job to the best of her ability. how can she possibly stay on top of an ugly a$$ car that has been stolen - in addition to all of her other duties? ...and why the f* would this still be considered news? its a stolen car. yeah, its ugly, yeah, its expensive - but, its insured and it aint a big deal. if its not insured, willy boy learned an expensive lesson. leave poor sallie alone. i'm pretty sure that she didnt sign onto this so that her "mistakes" would be posted for the world to see.

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32.

monique    

after an entire night spent on thinking up publicity stunts, this is the best they can do? how sad is that, well that and the fact that ANYBODY has to sit up all night thinking up publicity stunts

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33.

thomas    

...great coverage...of a something no one cares about...next spend some $ on learning how to punctuate...

717 days ago
34.

viktor    

Too much text on a boring non-story.
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35.

LDB    

Did you go on twitter and said you were going to file a police report?

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36.

Sincerity    

Actually, all of this is just "PAST STUPID"!!! If this "FOOL'S" car has been stolen -- JUST FILE A POLICE REPORT!!! However, I suspect it was "REPOSSESSED" by "REPO JOE" due to "NON PAYMENT"!!! I really feel sorry for his publicist because Sallie Olmsted can only respond to inquiries based on information obtained from Will.i.am and his entourage/staff. Will.i.am needs to "STAY OFF TWITTER" and let the police sort this mess out rather than EMBARRASSING HIS PUBLICIST!!!

717 days ago
37.

CriticXtreme    

This smell like a publicity stunt and a bad one. No On-Star? If not, check Mexico.

717 days ago
38.

The Business    

Sucks will lost his car! Sucks even more that tmz had to run his publicist Sallie thru the ringer. She's good people and one of the very few individuals that I trust in Hollywood.

717 days ago
39.

Cat    

Sounds like Noise Marketing to me!

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