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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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31.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Out the window goes Harvey's assertions that Charlie always showed up for work and functioned well. Sure that's why the last few episodes Charlie spends the majority of the time sitting or laying down.

1139 days ago
32.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

This cannot be a surprise to anyone in this terrestrial demension

1139 days ago
33.

thestones    

Like Seth Myers said...Denise Richards.."WINNER". She left the movie long time ago. Now, I think we're close to the ending?

1139 days ago
34.

kp    

they should sue his ass for his mouth going, is this called winning

1139 days ago
35.

Winning    

You can't fire Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen fires you. You messed with the wrong Deity. You got rich from a beast that was performing in his sleep, something you could not possibly understand. You lack the brain power necessary to function in front us the pure talent, energy and cosmic brilliance that is Charlie Sheen.

You sit back in your offices counting the piddle that keeps you warm and safe at night in your tired house, in your tired gated community, in your tired county and you feel numb as the crystal cosmic fireball channels in through your idiot box.

For twenty seven years Charlie Sheen has been rainning down fire bombs on America, while America scurries and hides from the inevietable rapture that is sweet, sweet death at the hands of your GOD, Charlie Sheen.

Winning..!

1139 days ago
36.

Captain Balls    

So can we f***ing stop hearing about Charlie Sheen now. F*** you guys know how to beat a dead horse.

1139 days ago
37.

harlow    

Charlie had a good thing in his face and didn't realize it. How many employers are willing to help an employee having problems by supplying transportation to a facility where the employee can receive help?
Here's a perfect example of having all the money and material items in the world can't make you happy.
This man had it all and just threw it away. He'll realize it when it's too late. Maybe that's when he'll finally get the help he needs.

1139 days ago
38.

jus-sayin    

Stand in the unemployment line Charlie. 3 mill? Are you nutes?

1139 days ago
39.

stu    

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1139 days ago
40.

becky    

It doesn't matter if he has not yet been charged with a felony... he openly admitted on National TV that he buys coke (8 balls to be exact) and pays for prostitution and it isn't anyones business but his own (OUCH Charlie, stupid very stupid move)... He's mouth buried him. If the LAPD was any kind of a police force or the DA in LA, they could, right now, charge him for drug position and prostitution just because he openly admitted to it (no evidence needed)... so I guess "yes" Charlie you are "winning".

1139 days ago
41.

Tammy    

I don't really think WB's OPINION or BELIEF that Charlie is guilty of a felony matters in a court of law if Charlie hasn't been convicted in a court of law for a felony.

1139 days ago
42.

jus-sayin    

What a tard he is...asking for 3 mil.

1139 days ago
43.

Christina G.    

They need to keep reading through the contract. There MUST be a clause in there about public disparaging his employer. If not, there should be! How many of us would keep our jobs if we got on the Internet and blasted our boss? Why should celebrities get a pass?

1139 days ago
44.

thestones    

GOOD...no surprise, it's the fargin network Charlie!!! You really think the would fire him without substancial proof! Agree w/TMZ "WINNING" it's been done before the shirts hit the streets. Charlie can use them to keep warm when he's sleepin there.

1139 days ago
45.

J M Arnet    

RE:THE SHEENS CHARLIE & MARTIN ONE IS A LEFT WING LIBERAL LIAR, THE OTHER IS ADRUG ADICTED ALCOHOLIC. I FOR ONE AM TIRED OF THE SHEENS. ID LIKE TO SHOOT CHARLIE OUT OF A BIG CANNON LIKE IN THE OLD MOVIES AND LAND HIM ON MARTINS LAWN,,, ENOUGH OF THE ESTEVES FAMILY ALLREADY

1139 days ago
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