Simpson fires publicist
13:30 08 September 2006
Jessica Simpson's dad has fired her publicist.
Joe Simpson was reportedly furious with Rob Shuter over the way he handled the alleged romance between his daughter and singer-songwriter John Mayer, according to E! Online.
Earlier this week, Jessica told talk show 'The View': "I am actually not dating John Mayer."
That was followed by reports claiming John had dumped the 'Dukes of Hazzard' actress.
A source close the Simpson family told Radar magazine: "The story was 100 per cent Shuter.
"He broke all the rules of the game. I wonder how much Jessica even knew what he was up to."
According to TMZ.com a source said: "The Simpson camp has been unhappy with Shuter's performance for some time and the Mayer incident was the last straw of a series of events leading up to the firing."
However, the confusion hasn't stopped Joe from commenting on the alleged romance.
He said: "If my daughter's happy, then I'm happy. If she's in love, then I'm in love with the fact that she has found happiness. It's been a tough year for her."
Neither Rob Shuter or Joe Simpson were available for comment.
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