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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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601.

MARY    

LEAVE CHARLIE ALONE, YES HE HAS ISSUES WHO DOES'T! HIS CONDUCT GOES WAY BACK CAN'T IMAGINE THE PRESSURE OF HAVING THAT LAST NAME AND LIVING UP TO SOMEONES EXPECTATIONS. IF YOU NEVER HAVE WALKED IN THAT PERSONS'S SHOES EXPERIENCED WHAT HE HAS ALL OF US HAVE ISSUES AND EXPECTATIONS, SHORTCOMINGS JUST TRYING TO BE YOURSELF IS HARD ENOUGH NEVERMIND IN A HOLLYWOOD JUDGEMENT BACKGROUND. GOD BLESS YOU CHARLIE...MARY AGE 48

1261 days ago
602.

Shelly    

I agree with Money for nothing...He'll sure broker some kind of a pay off and CBS along with Warner Brothers will be glad to pay it to finally be rid of him and his never ending drama. Chuck why don't you do something good with your time like read to blind people. #LOSING

1261 days ago
603.

who r you    

These comments are sickly to me,cause they seem to hav no heart on this man, hes a great actor that just happen to fall off the wagon with his personal trials. give charlie and people like him comfort and just pray for him.

1261 days ago
604.

annie    

Everyone loves to see a star like this fall,and this is a shame.If there is anyone out there that really cares for charlie it is time to step up this needs to stop.It is wat out of control. Unfortunately when you are in the public eye you have to be very careful what you say and do, because this generation loves to follow not lead. This is not good it needs to be stop.

1261 days ago
605.

2 1/2 men fan    

If you bring back Charlie, it will be the most watched sitcom in history.

1.) Help him to get back mentally.

2.) Make gazziolions

1261 days ago
606.

Laurie    

Isn't it the same for you and I who work for someone, that if I show up intoxicated or late that I will be terminated? Why does Charlie think he is above that. He is an addict and woman beater and he would be better off behind bars! Maybe he and OJ Simpson can share a cell! Hhahahaha

1261 days ago
607.

Layla    

Charlie is sick all you fools. He needs help, no normal person goes on rants like that. He was normal until drugs fried his brains, what you're forgetting is that Warner Bros and Lorre both condoned his behavior because he was making them boat loads of money. It was only when Charlie called Lorre by his birth name did it get personal. They're just as much to blame for his breakdown.

Charlie will win this case, or best case scenerio is that Charlie gets help, hospitalized and they all kiss and make up then we get to watch Two and a Half Men again.

1261 days ago
608.

Laurie    

He has had problems for years..but he chooses not to get the help he needs..People who feel sorry for him are just enablers'. That's why Micheal Jackson is no longer with us, he had enablers'around him as well. I wish the best for anyone who tries to help themselves but I don't feel sorry for someone who refuses to get help! I feel more sorry for his children! What kind of parent brags about drug parties and hookers? Get real..he wouldn't be taking care of my children either! He has had several chances to straighten up but when you are addicted you need professional help! I think he is hilarious in his sitcom, but I think Alan makes that show not Charlie Sheen. Just sayin'.

1261 days ago
609.

Joe    

It happens every day you see someone with talent and making a very good living think there above the law.Plus think there better then everyone else.
Its not only Charlie's fault but soceities,and the yes people.I always liked Charlie but he has to step back and look at himself before it's to late.GOOD LUCK

1261 days ago
610.

Jim    

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

Didn't say he was convicted, just that he commited a felony offense, which being in the possesion of cocaine would be the offense. I believe that Warner Brothers will win the case.

1261 days ago
611.

holghost    

Why do seemingly normal people still like the guy or think his life is cool when he's in a perfectly HORRIBLE (underline it) pile of ****. If it smells like ****--then it is ****...

1261 days ago
612.

Martin Drew    

C. Sheen does not accept help and he may be in a form of dementia. Charlie does not want to admit to his errors. I sympathize with C. Lorre and Warners. Charlie does not deserve all of this news nor to be in tv until he can admit to his errors and bad conduct . This ie an insult to his father Martin.

1261 days ago
613.

Cnewbie    

Lol Mortal Turpitude http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_turpitude

1261 days ago
614.

estevan    

charlie sheen is good actor put he needs to learn to control what he is doing and stop doing drugs i wish you the best

1260 days ago
615.

GreyWolf    

I hope Warner Bros rips Charlie Sheen a new one! Go get em Chuck.

1260 days ago
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