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Warner Bros. to Charlie:

Here's Why You're Fired

3/7/2011 8:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a letter Warner Bros. sent to Charlie Sheen's lawyer, stating Charlie was being terminated because he committed a felony involving "moral turpitude."

Charlie Sheen Termination Letter
In the 11-page letter, obtained from sources connected to Charlie, Warner Bros. states, "Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill."

The letter then goes on to describe Charlie's hijinks, including trashing the Plaza Hotel in NYC, coke binges, on-set failures because of drug fatigue, and diatribes against "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre.

The letter also notes that Charlie derailed production when he went into rehab, and then he fired his sobriety coach.  In fact, Warner Bros. claims it was so concerned about Charlie's well-being, "Warner Bros. had an airplane waiting" to take him to a treatment facility ... but Charlie would have none of it.

As for why Charlie got fired, the letter says there is a clause in his contract saying they can fire a performer who commits "a felony offense involving moral turpitude."

The letter says, "There is ample evidence supporting Warner Bros. reasonable good faith opinion that Mr. Sheen has committed felony offenses involving moral turpitude (including but not limited to furnishing of cocaine to others as part of the self-destructive lifestyle he has described publicly) that have 'interfere[d] with his ability to fully and completely render all material services required' under the agreement."

In short, that's why Charlie was fired.

Charlie's lawyer, Marty Singer, has demanded Warner Bros. pay Charlie for the eight canceled episodes -- or else.

Warner Bros. seems undaunted by the threat, even reserving its right to take legal action against Charlie.
 

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writenow    

Didn't Charlie plea bargain to a misdemeanor? What's this felony stuff? They should have just stuck with the crazy tiger behavior.

1243 days ago
17.

Tammy    

Uh, just how the f*ck did Charlie miss that little clause?

So, does this mean all they need is an affidavit from that porn chick who ran her head about the "briefcase full of coke" and how he had her smoke some, and they're all set?

Wow. He's screwed.

1243 days ago
18.

Chia    

Afuc*ingMen! Thank you Warner Bros! <>

All these as*holes around (INCLUDING TMZ) using him. So grateful Warner Bros. stepped in!

1243 days ago
19.

photogirl    

Charlie's new catch phrase should be "spinning!"

1243 days ago
20.

Slutty Whores Rock    

Chucklenuts Charlie is totally screwed. WB is holding ALL the cards, and Charlie is bluffing his four-flush.
Before all is said and done, WB will take everything Charlie has and saddle him with a judgment for his destruction of the 2HM product. Any reasonable valuation of the damages involved would easily reach into the $500 million range, possibly way more depending upon the back end.
WORD TO ALL MY TMZ buds - if Charlie owes you money, GET IT NOW.

1243 days ago
21.

jack-55d79    

I think they've got a good case. But it's potentially complicated by complicity. He/they should settle. Sounds like the kind of case that would drag on for ages, air lots of dirty laundry, and benefit only the teams of lawyers involved on both sides. Definetly not winning.

1243 days ago
22.

Janie    

If Sheen had been shagging a goat at home, Warner Brothers wouldn't care. It's the fact that his antics are public and disgusting. Ergo: You're Fired, Charlie.

1243 days ago
23.

THIN LIZZY    

Didn't know when to shut up. I'm a fan, but you're done in Hollywood Charlie.

1243 days ago
24.

buntcakes molarettii    

CHARLE MANSON II ake charle sheen hidden by acidhead MARTIN sheen buddy of charle manson and tate.So the F what CHARLE MANSON II will outsell all movies and all TV if sheen will get those DNA tests

1243 days ago
25.

SYLVI212    

Good! Best of all, we will all get to hear more rants against 2 1/2 creators/producers and Warner Bros. from Charlie any second now!

1243 days ago
26.

Allen    

"who commits "a felony offense involving moral turpitude.""

Charlie has not been charged with a felony offenses, let alone found guilty in a court of law. So what proof does WB have that would stand up in a court of law? None!

I believe the clause is a standard hollywood/entertainment clause dating back to the Fatty Arbuckle story.

WB has a lot of money, but I'd still bet on Charlie to eventually win in court.

1243 days ago
27.

Sherri375    

Our national nightmare is over...

1243 days ago
28.

what the heck??    

F I N A L L Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank God!!!!!!!! Good Job Warner ~ You are the winners!!!!!!!!!

1243 days ago
29.

HarryPalms    

tiger blood

1243 days ago
30.

Chad     

I am no lawyer, but this Warner Bros argument seems very weak to me. Sheen is gonna get paid on this one.

1243 days ago
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