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Charlie Sheen Demands Apology from Jewish Group

3/1/2011 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen claims he doesn't hate Chuck Lorre because of his "Jewishness" ... he hates him for other reasons ... and now Sheen is lashing out at a Jewish org. for insinuating he's an anti-Semite.

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Sheen is still FURIOUS with the Anti-Defamation League for saying the actor exhibited "borderline anti-Semitism" when he referred to the "Two and a Half Men" creator by his Hebrew name Chaim Levine.

Now, Sheen's lawyer -- legal pitbull Marty Singer -- has fired off a letter to the ADL demanding a retraction  ... because Sheen's only intention was to "address the man rather than his television persona."

In the letter, Singer points out that Chuck has referred to himself by the name Chaim on a vanity card back in February ... a vanity card in which Charlie claims Chuck writes about "a lifetime of distancing himself from Judaism."

In fact, Team Charlie insinuates the ADL should denounce Lorre for acknowledging his "disdain for the Jewish religion."

Calls to the ADL have not been returned.


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31.

yo    

HE PAYS PORNSTARS TO HANG WITH HIM BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE WILL!

LOSER!

HE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET ANY JOBS OR EVEN ANY OFFERS!

HE LOST HIS MAJOR LEAGUE

HE SPENT ALL HIS MONEY

HE IS NOTHING

HE IS TRASH NOW

1295 days ago
32.

phyuck    

I still don't get how Charlie is an anti-semite for calling Chuck Lorre "Chaim Levine." Chuck Lorre actually uses "Chaim" in one of his vanity cards when talking about his name. At worst Charlie identifies Chuck as being Jewish. So what? Is there something wrong with being Jewish? He didn't make any anti-semitic remarks at all or imply that Chuck Lorre was a bad person because he is Jewish.

What I find funny is that he uses "Chaim" and so much is made about this in the press, yet it was reported that during his hotel meltdown he was screaming the N-word and no one seems to care about that.

1295 days ago
33.

CC    

Sheen's days are numbered unless he gets some serious help. While drugs may have contributed to his current mindset I think he has some very troubling mental issues to contend with. Unfortunately Sheen has surrounded himself with those who are more concerned with enriching themselves than his welfare which will further distance him from the help he needs.

In many ways Sheen's situation is similar to that of Anna Nicole Smith and Brittney Spears. If Sheen's loved ones don't intervene he'll end up like Anna and not Brittney.

1295 days ago
34.

jack-55d79    

I don't think Charlie Sheen is anti-semetic - primarily because given his past escapades it would have came out. But drawing a distinction between Charlie Sheen, the human, and Charlie Sheen the bloviator is a natural side effect of unfairly bringing someone's ethnicity into an argument.

The comment was borderline anti-semetic, in the same way comments mocking someone for having an African American or asian name would be racist. Just stupid, mad, angry things. Doesn't mean they really feel that way, and actually actively hate people because of their ethnicity. Still wrong, still anger, but a whole degree less so than bona fide hatred.

Not sure whether paying lawyers is just pouring petrol on a fire that's burning itself out anyway.

1295 days ago
35.

tenley    

If you're going to play by Charlie's rules, then fine, do it both ways: the ADL never called him anti-Semitic. They said at best his rant was bizarre and at worst it bordered on anti-Semitism. I cannot stand Charlie Sheen and Lilo and this pissing around with technicalities anymore. The ADL absolutely was correct and owe no one an apology.

1295 days ago
36.

cawnaw    

what is charlie sheen's real name and why doesn't he use that ?

1295 days ago
37.

janet    

Way over played with the "political correct" crap. Sheen is a 'boarder line' Anti-semite. Haven't heard that one before.

I'm sick and tired of hearing blacks calling each other n*ggers, like it's a term of endearment. Someone else calls them n*ggers now it's racist.

Stero-types for a reason.

1295 days ago
38.

db    

It wasn't that he used the name "Chaim" it was the way it which he said it....dripping with sarcasm. It's funny that so many of the people who like this idiotic show (never seen it but I've seen the promos and they were enough to freeze my brain) are making the anti semetic remarks. If Chaim makes remarks about himself it's one thing, but for someone like the drug ladled, narcissitic Charlie Sheen makes them, it's another. This guy needs help. Serious help, regardless whether he's anit semetic

1295 days ago
39.

Lisa    

I say: Christian Slater to replace Charlie Sheen for Two and a Half Men!!!!

1295 days ago
40.

jen    

GO CHARLIE....you should get an apology from wanner brothers, cbs and chuck also.......WE made the show a success by watching and getting them millions... THEY pulled the plug not CS.put the damn show back on and learn how to take a joke...they need to apologize to alan, jake, eveyln and berta also.....

1295 days ago
41.

Puckett    

It's a waste of time and he won't get an apology. But he's right to be pissed @ Abe Foxman of the Anti Defamation League and call him out for it.

When the media sought Abe out for comment about Charlie he said it was "borderline antisemitism". Bullsh*t, those are weasel words and you know it Abe. To say something is "borderline antisemitism" is a defacto admission that it wasn't antisemitism at all but something else.

As a Jewish American i'd just like to say Thank's Abe for once again trivializing what antisemitism really is and embarrassing the ADL and Jews by association yet again.

What a weasel. It's like your girlfriend bitching she's "bordeline pregnant" because you didn't pull out in time. Bull, you either are or aren't and it's the same with antisemitism.

1295 days ago
42.

TonyD    

Sheen or no 2 1/2 men!

1295 days ago
43.

PJL    

Charlie is a marketing genius. All of a sudden the reruns of two and 1/2 have become advertising gold as ratings rise. He got sick of the s*&^ and called them on it. If someone can function as an addict and take care of their matters, who are we to judge! Although, it does appear he has no problem turning off the party when needed.

1295 days ago
44.

FreeWill    

Hey Charlie, go to Lybia the other wacko would receive you like an old time brother

1295 days ago
45.

beachgal    

Looks like fellow anti-Semite Mel Gibson loaned some of his paid bloggers to Charlie, lol.

1295 days ago
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