Charlie Sheen's Longtime Publicist Stan Rosenfield Resigns

By The Associated Press

Charlie Sheen’s recent rants have gotten him suspended from his job and, now his loyal publicist, who stood by him through scandal after scandal, said he has decided to cut ties with the “Two and a Half Men” star.

Stan Rosenfield sent the following statement to ABCNews.com today: “I have 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.”

The resignation comes just days after Sheen sang Rosenfield’s praises to ABC News correspondent Andrea Canning.

“Stan’s great,” Sheen said. “He’s not a publicist. He’s a press agent. A little more vintage, you know? And Stan’s beautiful. He’s a beautiful man. And I just want to just hug him and just rub his head.”

When Canning asked Sheen if he’s a tough client, the actor responded: “I’m an exciting client.”

Over the last year, Rosenfield has seen more than his share of excitement, as the troubled actor has been in and out of jail, rehab, the hospital and the tabloids.

When Sheen was sent to the hospital in January after a night of heavy partying, Rosenfield told ABC News that the actor “was having severe abdominal pains,” despite reports that Sheen had been drinking, taking drugs and partying with porn stars in his Beverly Hills home.

“I don’t think anybody believes that’s the whole problem, clearly,” Howard Bragman, another longtime Hollywood publicist, told “Good Morning America” at the time.

But Bragman and other veteran publicists acknowledged that Rosenfield was in a tough spot.

Even Sheen admitted Rosenfield had a tough job.