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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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Susan Lyman    

Thanks Warner Brothers for having the courage to DO WHAT IS RIGHT. This man thinks he owned the company and was entitled to whatever he wanted despite his behavior. I'm proud you did not give in, kids need to know this behavior is NOT funny. "Winning" was sarcastic, immature, and condescending - GROW UP CHARLIE...your in a pickle now with 6 kids, don't blame the drugs! You had the opportunity of a gift to go to rehab by Warner, and your attitude was disgusting. Most drug addicts would be so grateful that someone cared enough that someone wanted to give them ANOTHER chance. If you want to redeem yourself, do some talks to teens and addicts about how poor your behavior was, and how you hurt a lot of people. YOu've ruined your career and affected the many opportunities you could have given your children. Maybe you should read a book about Harmon Killebrew's life and character you idiot.

1159 days ago
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FESTA    

I don't understand why he was fired WHILE he was ill and BECAUSE he was ill.And what about legislation of work and rights of the emplOYEES,

1135 days ago
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FESTA    

I don't understand why he was fired WHILE he was ill and BECAUSE he was ill;and what about legislation of work and rights of the employees?

1135 days ago
649.

Shon    

Charlie Sheen must rate as the 21st century's greatest comedian.His private life has nothing to do with anyone but himself.His comedy is raw and original and thank God not "Politically correct"Charlie Sheen's 2& 1\2men is on Wednesday Friday & Sunday in New Zealand.the biggest loser is Warner Brothers and the wowsers.

1133 days ago
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James Transue    

no matter what, as I understand it, Charlie will continue to get royalties for every shoe that airs with him in it. He's a winner and they will continue to pay long after he wins in court.

1132 days ago
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