Charlie Sheen’s Longtime Publicist Quits
“I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist,” Stan Rosenfield tells THR.
Stan Rosenfield, longtime publicist to Charlie Sheen, has resigned.
"I worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much, however, at this time, I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter.
He resigned minutes after Sheen let loose on an impromptu TMZ live interview.
After hearing the news, Sheen told TMZ, "P**sy. He's not allowed to quit, so you're fired."
Rosenfield, the head of Stan Rosenfield & Associates, handles clients such as George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Helen Mirren and Geoffrey Rush. He also handles tabloid-regular Kelsey Grammer. Rosenfield and Sheen have worked together for more than a decade and through many trying public scandals in Sheen's career, including a publicly-played out divorce with Denise Richards and charges of domestic violence against ex-wife Brooke Mueller.
But it seems Sheen's latest TMZ interview drew the line for Rosenfield. At one point, Sheen was asked why at the time of his Plaza Hotel incident last year, Rosenfield blamed Sheen's hospitalization on mixed medication.
Sheen said: “I was asleep when that statement went out. I wasn’t in control of that one. I respect Stan ... Had I conferred with him, I probably would’ve done something better. I don’t know, he’s doing the best he can.”
Rosenfield was at the Governor's Ball on Sunday night setting up press appointments for his clients for Monday morning. Moments before Rosenfield's resignation, he denied a rumor that Sheen had checked back into rehab and further denied that the actor was retiring.
Last week, THR consulted the industry's top publicists to see how they would handle Sheen's crisis.