Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:39am by London Newsdesk
Christina Aguilera's lawyer denies child abuse allegations
Christina Aguilera’s lawyer accused a celebrity gossip site of being “reckless and unconscionable” after they posted a picture of her son with a black eye and acussed the singer of child abuse.
The website, MediaTakeOut, published a picture of the singer’s three-year-old son, Max, accompanied by the caption: “Child abuse?? Christina Aguilera’s son is photo’d with a black eye!!!”
However, they have now removed the headline after Aguilera’s lawyer Eric Greenspan sent them a letter insisting that the injury was sustained when her son “fell and hurt himself” in a park.
In his letter, Greenspan wrote:
"To imply that she [Aguilera] had something to do with this incident, without any investigation on your part whatsoever, is reckless and unconscionable. Christina is a wonderful mother and was not present in the park when Max fell and hurt himself."
MediaTakeOut responded by removing any allegations of child abuse and posting a message underneath the picture which read:
"Christina's peeps (aka lawyers) reached out to us. They assure us that the boy's injury was caused by a playground accident. Well, there you have it."
Aguilera currently has no plans to pursue a lawsuit for libel.
Watch an interview with Christina Aguilera during the 2011 Golden Globes: