Report: Publicist, Manager for Charlie Sheen Both Quit THR
The manager who has been representing Charlie Sheen for 16 years has reportedly quit his job with the actor, as has Sheen's publicist. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both manager Mark Burg and publicist Larry Solters notified Sheen last week that they were out.
Burg had worked with Sheen for 16 years, while Solters started working with him during his 2011 meltdown that led to his departure from “Two and a Half Men.”
“While things had quieted down for much of 2012, recent drama involving Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller and custody arrangements of their children seem to point to a possible refrain,” THR reports. "Says a source: 'Every day is another circus. ... The whole notion of "let me help you" was futile.'"
Solters reportedly told the publication: "I love Charlie. He's a great guy."
Solters got involved with Sheen "after longtime PR man Stan Rosenfield had ostensibly thrown up his hands" during the 2011 meltdown, THR reports. "The public episodes at the time -- nonsensical interviews about 'winning' and Greek mythology followed by a national stand-up tour -- resulted in Sheen's departure from the hit sitcom 'Two and a Half Men,' for which he was paid north of a million dollars an episode."
The report cites an inside source saying Sheen continues to surround himself with yes men. "Charlie equates loyalty with being by his side at all times," the source is quoted as saying. "It's sad because he's a victim of his own wanting to be loved -- a tortured soul."