Charlie Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer, recently demanded Warner Brothers pay Charlie for the eight episodes of ‘Men’ that were cancelled. In a response to this demand, Warner Bros. reps have sent a lengthy letter, explaining that Sheen was fired because he committed a “felony offense involving moral turpitude.”
The letter also includes a ten-page list of Sheen’s recent media coverage as well as nearly every ridiculous thing he has said lately. The real issue now is, how long will it take to replace the forest that was cut down to supply the paper for this letter?
It opens stating the obvious: “your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill.” Warner Brothers insists they did everything they could to accommodate to Charlie’s behavior, even providing an airplane to take him to a treatment facility, but Charlie would not comply.
I’m sure Charlie’s response will be that this is great news and the best thing to ever happen to him, but Warner Brothers states in the letter that they reserve the right to take legal action against him.
They also state that while Charlie claims he gave "brilliant" performances, he had trouble remembering his lines and hitting his marks. When they'd agreed to begin production, Charlie was supposed to provide proof of his sobriety, but Warner Bros. then learned he'd fired his sobriety coach.
It sounds like Warner Bros. did everything short of hooking Charlie up to a couple of strings and having a puppeteer coordinate his movements and dialogue while he was passed out.
Still, Singer insists that Chuck Lorre has interfered with Charlie’s contract. He says the “felony” Warner Bros. refers to is a domestic violence incident that dates back to last year, and Warner Bros. was fine with it, renegotiating his contract. He adds that actresses Roseanne Barr and Brett Butler worked with Lorre in the past and didn’t get along with him.
Stay tuned for more details!