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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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556.

Sorry Charlie    

Finally WB made the right move rejecting Charlies demads of 3million per episode.

1222 days ago
557.

Anna Lee    

Everyone is watching Charlie Sheen, many people are making money out of Charlie Sheen but NO ONE is helping Charlie Sheen. Why can't his family take over and help him just like they did with Britney Spears? He is in danger of hurting himself or hurting someone else. His children may lose a Dad. Someone do something before it's too late. We live in a cynical world......we are just watching. There has to be someone that can take "the bull by the horn" and get him some immediate medical help.

1222 days ago
558.

Josephina    

I'm glad Warner Bros. is winning this poll... How can anyone actually be on Charlie's side???

1222 days ago
559.

The dude with Tiger Blood    

Dont forget to get all your Drug called Charlie Sheen @

Sheenstigerblood.blogspot.com

1222 days ago
560.

Maureen    

I think hes a very sick man, and his family should put him away
in a mental home to get the help he needs, hes dangerous to himself and others around him, what a rotten example to his kids

1222 days ago
561.

charlie fan    

if Charlie was never conviveted of this alledged crime, who give warner the right to say he did it?????

1222 days ago
562.

pooh    

NO.....DO NOT PAY THIS PIMP A PENNY!!! He has Committed Felonies...he might not have been charged,,...but he admitted to the crimes....send the loser to jail or rehab !! that is the only two choices!! wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

1222 days ago
563.

GMan    

For all saying he was not convicted of a felony, he's contract does not require it - the wording is "if Performer commits a felony act" - which Charlie admitted to with his stupid rant about banging seven gram rocks of cocaine. Read the WB letter, Charlie has broke about every clause in his contract, including "not speaking ill about the show without the producer's knowledge". He's an overgrown baby throwing a temper tantrum. Take WB to court, he'll lose everything.

1222 days ago
564.

Karen    

Charlie Sheen 47, is all over the news because he's a celebrity drug addict while Andrew Wilfahrt 31, Brian Tabada 21, Rudolph Hizon 22, Chauncy May 25, are soldiers who gave their lives this week with no media attention. Please honor them.

1221 days ago
565.

Lise'    

Here's the way to replace Charlie Sheen.....

They have already establsihed Charlie getting facial procedures, soooooo He goes in for another, unwrap his face, anybody they want could be there! Punch line, "You look alot different Charlie"!

1221 days ago
566.

Sick of it all    

Now Charlie slime brings M.J. Foxs name into the mess he has made! Cmon Charlie you will never be half the man that M.J.Fox is and your only a fraction of the actor that he is. All anyone had to do is watch Spin city after Sheen 'replaced' M.J.Fox to see how he ruined that show!

1221 days ago
567.

ron    

I read where Charlie got kick out (expelled of High School for throwing something at the teacher's head. He was trouble then and he's trouble now. I bet his father had a temper problem with his wife and children, too. He was a angry guy in High School to the point he got kicked out. He was the son of Martin Sheen then and the school was fed up with his son. I don't think they should air his rants every time the news is on. I'm sick of hearing about him and seeing him out of his head. This isn't something children should see. He could never be looked up to as a role model. He should never see his children without being supervised. He had waving a hugh knife and didn't get arrested and I was thinking if that had been someone else the police would have arrested them on the spot. Someone will end up dead by this man's hand.

1221 days ago
568.

A BIG Fan!!!    

I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM.. HE HAD EVERYTHING HE WANTED. HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS WHEN THE SHOW IS DONE EACH YEAR OR DURING HIATUS PERIODS. SUCH A FOOL. JUST NEEDED TO SHOW UP WHEN HE WAS SUPPOSED TO, ONLY HAD TO WORK 22 WEEKS A YEAR. SOOOOO SAD!

1221 days ago
569.

Nancy Litzenberger    

I think it's time charlie grows up. He really needs help! I don't think I would like too work with someone like him.

1221 days ago
570.

Mike Martin    

Charlie if you don't get help you will wind up dead. You are an Good actor not great and your behavior should be imbaressing to you and you family. You sound like and idiot and everyone knows its the drugs talking. I can't wait till you sober up and watch yourself and see how look with tiger blood coursing through your veins.Again I wish you the best and hope you get help please try and remeber you are not that good. Two and Half Men was only funny when Jake was little it was had to go sonetime.

1221 days ago
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