PR 101: Here’s How NOT to Handle a Press Q on Charlie Sheen

When Charlie Sheen, a former crack enthusiast, claims he partied with you for hours and you’re a politician, it’s best to not behave like L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. As reported by TMZ, the mayor squirmed and avoided questions.

“All I can tell you is I don’t have anything else to say about that,” Villaraigosa said.

And when asked if Sheen was lying, the mayor did what many Washington politicians do when they don’t want to answer something — he weirdly walked away in silence despite clearly hearing the question. The mayor ultimately told media outlets such as LAT that he posed for a three-minute picture with Sheen, which the actor tweeted out. But Sheen has gone back and forth… He has claimed the mayor is lying, saying he partied with the mayor at his bar opening in Baja, Mexico. He has also downplayed and apologized for his remarks.

Note to Villaraigosa: If it was nothing, why not just say it was nothing?

Watch here.