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Jon Cryer - FBI Investigating Alleged Death Threat

1/21/2010 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Cryer - FBI Investigating Alleged Death ThreatJon Cryer -- who stars with Charlie Sheen in "Two and a Half Men" -- told authorities his life was in danger -- possibly by a hitman -- and TMZ has learned the FBI is investigating.

Cryer sounded the alarm last Friday. Sources tell us Cryer told law enforcement he believed his ex-wife hired a hitman to kill him.

Cryer and his ex have been embroiled in a bitter custody fight, which has gotten even more intense recently.

Sources tell us the FBI has been on the case for a week. As far as we know the agency has no suspects. The FBI declined comment.

As we first reported, security descended on the set of "Two and a Half Men" last Friday and the show was taped without an audience. We're told this Friday's show will also be taped without an audience ... but it's for creative, not security reasons.

Our sources say Cryer has told people the threat has abated and he feels more secure.

Cryer's ex-wife told us last Friday she was unaware of any threat against Jon.


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TONY BALONEY    

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1735 days ago
17.

R    

I hope Cryer's EX gets the job done. What a dork.

1735 days ago
18.

jay love    

I have nothing bad to say about Cher, she is the real deal and doesn't have to impress anyone...also when Don Imus and others were trying to get the new hospital built for vets with trauma injuries in San Antonio, TX she stepped up in a huge way with a personal check for 300 K!! she didn't have to do that and almost did it without any fan fare or press, but Imus made sure she got the credit for it even though she was not seeking any. Cher your a real American and a good gal!!!

1735 days ago
19.

Ltpar    

Sounds like a publicity stunt to me. First there is no federal crime involved and as such the FBI would refer the case to locals. Secondly, if it were legit and the wife had hired a competent person to do the deed, Jon Cryer would no longer be around not giving interviews to TMZ. Wonder if Cryer could be trying to use this accusation in his divorce case? Nah, that would never happen, would it?

1735 days ago
20.

WILL    

JONS BEEN HITTIN THE CRACK PIPE TOO MUCH , PARANOIA IS SETTING IN

1735 days ago
21.

Wolfmann    

BOO, THE PLASTIC BOOGYMAN WILL GET YOU

1735 days ago
22.

Sue    

He has been on the show with Judith as his wife for so long......

1734 days ago
23.

Em    

Letterman's almost nightly bashing is unkind. He should go back to what he does best, cheating on his wife and womanizing with his female crew. Of course this is only my opinion.

1734 days ago
24.

dugandob    

Have you noticed they are all starting to look alike?

1734 days ago
25.

Mark    

I totally believe him. I too, am embroiled in an acrimonious divorce and custody battle. My wife's fat-ass bitch devil mother actually came out and made a death threat to my face when I went to pick up my baby. She may or may not have been BS'ing, but I caught the threat on a hidden digital recorder and got an order of protection placed on her smug, ugly mug. My advice to guys who are picking up their babies or toddlers for visitation: SECRETLY RECORD THE INTERACTION, ALWAYS!!! IT's LEGAL.

1734 days ago
26.

IPlatotle    

I remember when Reagan was president, he started telling some of his old war stories. And Tip O'Neil had to correct him and inform that he hadn't really lived those stories. Rather they'd been films he'd been in. And Reagan responded that he'd thought he'd really been there.

I wonder if Cryer had any thoughts of dying his hair and returning to high school as a place to hide out from hit men, as he did in his film, 'Hiding Out.'

More seriously, divorce can be especially ugly where kids are concerned. And guys, too often, can be treated unfairly by the courts. We could use a 'Men's Liberation Movement' when it comes to child custody. Sounds like Cryer was acting in desperation. Good that he loves his kids. But I hope he doesn't end up in trouble from the law because if he doesn't have good evidence for his reported suspicions, he may.

1734 days ago
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