A top Hollywood divorce expert reckons Angelina Jolie may never bounce back from the PR nightmare sparked by her divorce from Brad Pitt.
After years of representing herself, Ange is reportedly set to hire a publicist in a bid to bolster her image, but lawyer Raoul Felder – who has never represented Ange or Brad – reckons it’s too little, too late.
“Hiring a PR person now is like going for a check-up at the doctor after you’ve already had the heart attack,” he told the New York Post’s Page Six.
“The real skill would have been avoiding the PR problem to begin with… Angelina has for years used her kids, and used the UN, for her own benefit.
“Now, even with great PR, her image issues are not going to go away.”
Earlier this week, the same publication revealed that Ange, 41, has been plotting a comeback strategy after being cast as the villain in the split.
The star, who admitted to Hollywood Reporter in 2014 that, “I had [a publicist] once, years ago . . . I didn’t like it,” has apparently been seeking support from a range of political advisers.
These include Washington DC crisis specialist Judy Smith, UK House of Lords member Lady Arminka Helic, former UK Conservative Party leader William Hague, as well as fellow former Hague aide Chloe Dalton, the publication reports.
Ange is reportedly close to all as a result of her work with the United Nations over the years.
Page Six also reckons Ange asked her former manager Geyer Kosinski to hop back onboard, despite splitting from him in 2013.
As well as wanting to repair her reputation, insiders say the mother-of-six is keen to get a rep in place before she hits the promo trail for her latest movie, First They Killed My Father, which is based on a Cambodian human rights activist's memoir.
“She’s got a film coming out on Cambodia and will be doing promotion around that,” the source said.