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Top Hollywood publicist quits as Sheen’s rep

Top Hollywood representative Stan Rosenfield, whose client roster includes George Clooney and Robert De Niro, announced he was severing ties with Sheen on Monday (28Feb11), hours after two explosive interviews aired on breakfast television in America.

In his statement, Rosenfield says, “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.”

According to reports, the publicist walked away from the job after Sheen insinuated the rep had lied on his behalf following the actor’s infamous meltdown at New York’s Plaza Hotel in October (10), which resulted in a brief hospital visit.

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Rosenfield told the media his client had been treated for an “adverse allergic reaction” to medication after cops were called to investigate an alleged disturbance in Sheen’s hotel suite.

In a chat with TMZ.com, the TV star refuted Rosenfield’s excuse, saying, “I was asleep when that statement went out.

“I respect Stan… he was doing the best he could in that moment… had I confirmed with him, I probably would have come up with something better.”

Sheen has become embroiled in a nasty war of words with CBS network chiefs and sitcom writer Chuck Lorre, leading to the suspension of the remainder of the series current season.

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