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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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121.

Lori    

WB - Choose 'other' in drop down box: http://www.warnerbros.com/main/help/customer_service.html

JUST LEFT THE SAME COMMENT BELOW AT THE WARNER BROS. SITE.

REMOVE any current or future Two and a Half Men episodes from your line up. Until YOUR star is committed or seeks help for his lunatic, murderous rantings...you should suspend all airings of this show...ALL RE-RUNS, everything.

I will be BOYCOTTING all products advertised while airing episodes and will be sending letters to those advertisers telling them WHY.

You are contributing to an extremely violent mans narcissistic behavior.

This is the FIRST time I have left a comment in any forum like this...please take this seriously.

1334 days ago
122.

Yo Mamma    

just a rich druggie!

1334 days ago
123.

UnknownUser    

Now, the warlock has reasons to hit the bottle and do 7 grams of rocks. Cheers to you. Can't wait for another episode of Sheen's Korner

1334 days ago
124.

kickaboo    

Are Warner Brothers executives or CBS honchos your bosses there at TMZ? http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/02/tmz-names-new-general-manager-forgets-to-mention-what-happened-to-old-general-manager.html

1334 days ago
125.

Scott    

You just don't get it huh Lori? May the flaming fists of fury rain down on you!

1334 days ago
126.

Scott    

Why is everyone on the "Mans" side?

I bet the same that kiss there bosses azz everyday!!!!!

The guy is playing the system huge, HUGE props in my books we have a winner!!!

Team Sheen all the way to the bank!

1334 days ago
127.

azlee    

can't vote, I have a feeling both of them are guilty of something. but man charlie, slow it down!!

1334 days ago
128.

yo    

Charlie's losing, Lord, Kumbaya

Charlie's losing, Lord, Kumbaya

Get him help, Lord, Kumbaya,

Before he chops his head off, Kumbaya

1334 days ago
129.

David Arthur Brown Jr.     

Yo Charlie, Me and my wife are your biggest fans ever, I think its always gona be party on for you but you gotta keep your job man, just like you said in your interview, you and chuckie can hate each other and still make millions dude, everything in moderation is my advise to you ... Love ya Charlie , Were behind you all the way...

1334 days ago
130.

asdfadsf    

what a ****ing tool. he's getting paid $2 million an episode and he can't keep his mouth shut. spoiled little brat i hope he ends up in the streets with crack whores.

1334 days ago
131.

Dee    

He used to be so handsome and talented (thought I find talent far outweighs looks in this business). So sad he jumped the shark and entered his own realm of reality.

1334 days ago
132.

papprorattist    

I liked him better in films anyway and he`ll go back to his action movies or play a GREAT heavy anti-types... VIACOMMIE~SS should kiss his tassy untill they all pass away on his dime in thier retierments.He had the best RUN ON TV of all time feild make a billion but he got out of the game faster

1334 days ago
133.

Ali    

GUESS HE ISNT WINNING ANYMORE HUH? LOL! Charlie sorry but you deserve to get fired!

1334 days ago
134.

Richard    

He's a DUMB ASS for screwing this gig up! A classic DUMB ASS. Could be the biggest of all time. A real piece of work.

1334 days ago
135.

moveover    

How many of us, in our lifetime will have the opportunity to be paid $2 million dollars for being chauffeured to work and filming 22 minutes of inane banter, written for us by someone else? And, that's just ONE time!

Who would screw up a gig like this? I guess today we have an answer.

Winning? ....ummm, no way.

1334 days ago
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