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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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61.

FIRSTBANK STUDIOS    

GETTYMOVIE … Getty/Hitler Trilogy is dedicated to UCLA Professor Emeritus Gene Levine.

1140 days ago
62.

Truth    

CBS just crapped their Monday nights.

They just gave a 2 year extension to that awful How I Met Your Mother show. The only thing sorta watchable left is Hawaii Five-O, and it’s weak.

1140 days ago
63.

Barb    

"...diatribes against "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre." This is probably the real reason for the firing. WB certainly has no issue with his drug use in the past.

1140 days ago
64.

you know it    

Charlie is only saying what all actors really want to say but can't.

1140 days ago
65.

thestones    

@39

Amire your "Silent Assassin","Tigerblood" loyality. But I think it's time to put the sword down, return the Tigerblood and face reality. You don't want us thinking you're as delusional as Charlie? Do you?

1140 days ago
66.

NobodySpecial    

This do***ent from the legal team for "WB" really shows how badly Charlie screwed up. This do***ent destroys everything Charlie has said over the past week or two and shows what a disaster he has become.

Charlies legal rep is a tool and I think only hurt Charlie. Not winning!

WARLOCK = 0
WB = 10000

Time for rehab Charlie.

1140 days ago
67.

dreamon    

Isn't this exactly what he wanted?

1140 days ago
68.

sugarbee    

WOO-HOO, good for you Warner Bro. Charlie is very mentally ill at this point! I have new respect for WB now.

1140 days ago
69.

Sammie    

It boils down to the simple fact you cannot have an employee like Charlie. It's no way to run a business. They tried to help him, he didn't want it so what you going to do? He needs help.

1140 days ago
70.

tamarata    

Only right. Charlie has given Warner Brothers all the ammunition they need to fire his ass but good. He's not going to win this one. He's gone.

1140 days ago
71.

pete    

Its gettin old. Loser.

1140 days ago
72.

fstblk    

If that's really the case why was'nt he fired way back when the hotel incident first happened? I hope he gets the money he deserves and moves on. They're pissed because he would'nt cowtow to them.The man needs help not this bull****.
And those BITCHES (ex-wifes) should ne ashamed of themselves. Brooke is so pissed at him she's stooping to using her kids.It's all about the money.

1140 days ago
73.

yo    

Sheenpocalypse || by Christopher Rosen || 03 07 2011 9:30 AM

‘Violent Torpedoes of Truth’: Sheen Threatens to Cut Children's Throats

“People die, dogs die. What are you going to do? Bring them back? You’re not me.” And so the sad case of diminishing returns known as Charlie Sheen finally reached a nadir during the second episode of Sheen’s-Korner (anyone want to explain the dash?), when the former Two and a Half Men star revealed his outrageous God complex following the death of his dog Betty. Even Malice-era Aaron Sorkin would have a hard time writing the ‘torpedoes of truth’ that Sheen fired off like a manic Col. Kurtz during his latest web-based shot at infamy.

Using an iPhone — Apple must love this free publicity — Sheen filmed a conversation with his “Tweet Master” Bob Maron, where the two men discussed — among other things — the disastrous first episode of Sheen’s-Korner, and whether or not the “host” should appear more two-sided to his fans.

“There’s one side to me and it’s me,” Sheen said in the rant-y fashion that has become his trademark. “Two sides to me is a f*cking lie, cause all I’m gonna give them is the f*cking truth, and I’m gonna deliver it in a way that’s violent and focused and not like they’re used to. Ever. ‘Cause they’re high on vaccines and McDonald’s and Us Weekly and TMZ and every other ****ty brand of food that they consume.”

Bashing TMZ wasn’t the only time Sheen threw a previous ally under the bus. In the beginning of the video, he also had harsh words for Howard Stern and the format of radio show.

“Howard Stern [hosts a show with multiple people contributing on air]. It’s lame, it’s retarded, it’s transparent, it’s the f*cking work of trolls. Why not just leave that to a man who only wants to talk about anal and stupidity?”

Judging from this latest video, the only thing Sheen wants to talk about is his contempt for the audience. “I’m gonna write my sermons, I’m gonna deliver them like truth torpedoes and people are gonna f*cking take it or leave it — we know they’re gonna take it, ‘cause they can’t process it so they must condemn it,” Sheen said, Gabbo-style. “And if they can’t condemn it, they’ll f*cking like, turn me into a god, and worship it, and then realize that I’m behind them cutting their throats, and their children’s…” The video cuts there, in a choppy edit. Stay classy disgusting, Charlie.

Somewhere, Sean Penn must be really excited he invited a humanitarian like Sheen to Haiti.

Watch the full, NSFW second episode of Sheen’s-Korner below.

http://www.movieline.com/2011/03/violent-torpedoes-of-truth-second-episode-of-charlie-sheens-web-show-gets-ugly.php

1140 days ago
74.

Scott    

I honestly think Charlie has a case! Yes he is batchit crazy but who pushed him over the edge? I don't think Chuck helped any by posting hose vanity cards about Charlie. If you know someone is mentally ill and or addicted to drugs why would a same man provoke him? On one hand you admit he has serious issues on the other you let the creator of the show throw gas on the fire with his vanity cards? Un uh can't have it both ways. He didn't even have a morality clause and you still went on a witch hunt, what did you honestly think was gonna happen a tea party and a group hug? If he is (duhhhh) mentally ill I think they are gonna have to pay him a ton of money and with this 11 page statement they pretty much buried themselves.

Bottom line instead of a blurb that he was fired they shot themselves in the foot and pretty much handed 11 pages of evidence eto Charlie.

Isn't greed a wonderful thing? I think I am gonna stick to my 9 to 5 job seems safer in the "real world" without warlocks and such!

Peace

1140 days ago
75.

thestones    

I read all 22 pages. Sounds like a case to me. Hope they follow through with personal charges as well.

1140 days ago
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