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French cosmetics giant drops Pistorius adverts

AFP · 20 Feb 2013, 13:03

Published: 20 Feb 2013 13:03 GMT+01:00

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Pistorius, the 26-year-old double amputee Paralympic champion known as the "Blade Runner", had featured since 2011 in advertisements for the "A*Men" fragrance of the Thierry Mugler brand, part of the Clarins group.

"Out of respect and compassion for the families implicated in this tragedy, Thierry Mugler Perfumes has taken the decision to withdraw all its campaigns with Oscar Pistorius," the group said in a statement.

Several campaigns featuring Pistorius have been withdrawn since his arrest last week, with sports giant Nike and sunglasses maker Oakley also cutting ties with the athlete.

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Pistorius rejects the charge of murder in the shooting of his 29-year-old girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day.

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