Handlers are supposed to take care of you. They are on payroll, so the intimidation factor is ever present. An assistant is not a handler. Nor is a parent who is on payroll. A body guard can be a handler, as well as a sober companion. My question is why weren't the publicists good handlers? She should have nurtured her with the knowledge and expereince, instead of enabling her.
This video of lindsay lohan, shows what happens when you don't have any handlers or anyone to save you from the paparazzi and public scrutiny. This is what happens when you don't a sober companion like rob tencer.