Charlie Sheen’s publicist quits: Stan Rosenfield ‘respectfully’ resigns
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There can come a time in a publicist-client relationship when the rep waves a white flag and walks away. For Stan Rosenfield, the seven-year publicist for Charlie Sheen, that time is now.
‘I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much,’ Rosenfield said Monday in a statement sent to Show Tracker. ‘However, at this time, I’m unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned.’
Can’t say we blame him for exiting this particular warlock’s battlefield now that Sheen has gone freelance with the free-wheeling radio and TV interviews. (Plus, from the budget-minded, out-of-work actor’s point of view, why pay commission?)
Rosenfield has been Sheen’s consistent voice through the ‘Two and a Half Men’ star’s Aspen troubles, his Plaza Hotel troubles and his contract-negotiation troubles, to name just a few. Other clients of Stan Rosenfield & Associates include Kelsey Grammer, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, John Goodman, Taylor Hackford, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Piven and Morgan Freeman.
Radio host Alex Jones, the guy Sheen was talking to when he first publicly called TV show boss Chuck Lorre ‘Chaim Levine,’ appeared Monday on ‘The View’ to defend the sitcom actor, pimp his own website and try to steer the conversation away from Sheen and toward conspiracy-theory politics.
Tangentially, Tila Tequila lost her publicist in January 2010 after a similarly public flame-out in the wake of ‘fiance’ Casey Johnson‘s death. We couldn’t blame that rep either.
— Christie D’Zurilla