In a move that’s been a long time coming, Warner Brothers Television officially fired star Charlie Sheen from the CBS hit show ‘Two and A Half Men’ in actions kicked off from Sheen’s radio interview with Alex Jones.
Warner Bros Television finally made it official while also airing a lot of dirty laundry about star Charlie Sheen, who’s been on the quite the media blitz blasting everyone from ‘Two and A Half Men’ creator Chuch Lorre to AA to Leslie Moonves. No word on if CBS will pull the plug on the hit tv show, but that’s doubtful since they’ve been actively searching for a replacement that will tow the line.
Sheen “has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill,” the letter from the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP to attorney Marty Singer said. Sheen’s condition “undermined the production in numerous and significant ways” and ultimately left Warner Bros., the producers of the hit sitcom, no choice but to pull the plug on the show and subsequently on himself.
“Warner Bros. would not, could not, and should not attempt to continue `business as usual’ while Mr. Sheen destroys himself as the world watches,” the letter said.
Sheen and his legal team have argued that Warner Bros. is in breach of his contract for ending production of this season, but the lawyers for Warner Bros. counter that it is the actor who has overstepped his bounds, not the studio.
Sheen’s “self-destructive conduct resulted in his hospitalization, his inability to work at all for a period and the rapid erosion of the cooperative and creative process necessary to produce the show,” the studio’s lawyers said. Sheen is described as missing rehersals and not being prepared for filming. The letter goes on to say that Sheen’s admitted drug use and “furnishing of cocaine” to others puts him in violation of his contract. “There is ample evidence supporting Warner Bros. reasonable good faith opinion that Mr. Sheen has committed felony offenses involving moral turpitude … that have interfered with his ability to fully and completely render all material services required” under his contract.
These letters still don’t make CBS, Warner Bros. Television or producer Chuck Lorre look any better as they basically say that they were willing to look the other way when Sheen was accused of abusing women or into legal troubles, but the minute he stated talking about them publicly, then they stepped in.
Below is a video of Sheen’s friend Alex Jones who went on The View to defend him but wound up just trying to promote his website and talk show. Sadly, this is what Sheen has been surrounding himself with, and these people are working hard to promote themselves during his time of downward spiral.
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