The Charlie Sheen saga continues, and the latest development confirms the actor isn’t “winning” the war against his bosses.
Charlie Sheen has been fired from his CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” it was announced Monday.
Warner Bros. TV, the company that produces the series, issued this statement:
“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on ‘Two and a Half Men’ effective immediately.”
Sheen issued a statement of his own Monday, proving he’s still got Tiger Blood pumping through his veins:
“This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of their bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”
Sheen claims he found out about his firing via text message: “I got a text or something,” Sheen told Billy Bush of Access Hollywood. “These guys are such yellow cockroaches that they didn’t even have the decency to call me. I put 5 bill[ion] in their cheap suit pockets and another half a bil’ in what’s-his-cheese’s pockets and this is the f***ing respect I get?”
CBS canceled the remainder of the current eighth season, after Sheen launched an unrelenting media attack two weeks ago on the network and his “Two Men” bosses, series creator Chuck Lorre in particular.
Is Sheen Broke?
Sheen, who holds one of the largest TV star contracts — he’s paid $1.5 million per episode — is prepared to launch a nasty legal battle, according to his lawyer Marty Singer, who says they will sue. Warners seems like they’ve been preparing for such circumstances, carefully detailing the grounds for firing Sheen in an 11-page letter to the actor’s attorneys.
In the letter obtained by TMZ, it states Sheen is being terminated for committing a felony involving “moral turpitude.” The letter also claims, “Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill.”