LOS ANGELES – Ambassador Agency Inc. president Wes Yoder released a statement contradicting remarks by a public relations firm that his Franklin, Tennessee,-based company was representing Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in January.
He said his company had provided pro bono advice on licensing Suleman family photographs and looked into the possibility of representing them, but decided against it.
"Ambassador has not executed a representation agreement, nor do we intend to do so," Yoder said.
Killeen Furtney Group's president, Joann Killeen, said Saturday that her Los Angeles-based company was stepping down as Suleman's publicist because of death threats. Killeen said Nadya Suleman told her Yoder signed on as Suleman's agent.
The Killeen Furtney Group's answering machine message continued to direct callers to Yoder's firm on Monday. A message could not be left for Killeen, as her voice-mail box was full.
Yoder's company, which bills itself as the oldest Christian-based talent agency in the United States, arranged book and music deals for the McCaughey septuplets a decade ago and has provided publicity for famed pastor Rick Warren.