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Charlie Sheen: I Have a Michael J. Fox Clause!

3/8/2011 9:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen's people claim ... if Warner Bros. replaces Charlie Sheen and keeps producing "Two and a Half Men" -- Charlie keeps drawing a paycheck.

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Sources connected with Charlie tell us ... Charlie has what they call a "Michael J. Fox" clause in his contract.  When Fox was doing "Spin City," his contract provided that he would keep getting paid as long as the show was in production, even if he left the show.  Ironically, when Charlie took over for Michael, Michael kept drawing his salary.

Sources say when Charlie signed on for "Two and a Half Men" ... the original contract provided an identical clause, so Charlie's people believe Warner Bros. is on the hook if they keep producing the show.

Here's the rub.  Warner Bros. claims they fired Charlie for cause, nullifying the contract. 

These are the battles that keep lawyers employed.

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209 COMMENTS

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91.

Paula    

Enough already, go get your head shrunk to find out of you are in fact Manic, take your drugs and get on with your life and stop ruining the lives of those who love you. You will look back on this in years and think it was another person.

1221 days ago
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Jo-Ann Lucchese    

I am a fan of Charlie Sheen but I feel at this time he is a very sick person who needs help & his close Friends Should encourage him Everyday to do so otherwise He is done. ( Winning)

1221 days ago
93.

Dennis    

============ WHO CARES IF THEY PAY SHEEN OR NOT? AT THIS RATE THE GUY WONT SEE THE END OF THE YEAR ==========

1221 days ago
94.

Ron Martino    

Charlie Sheen is the man!

1221 days ago
95.

Carl    

CHARLIE......"Turn out the lights...the party's over...."

1221 days ago
96.

Pamela    

Michael should not get a dime from this show. He was fired because he was a public discrace. They had to fire him because his personal life was on the line for him dying and killing himself if they did not fire him. He is a loser and now he will do antyhing to get money for drugs in the future. He is not off them and we all know it. It is only a matter of time for his weekend drunk and drugging.

1221 days ago
97.

Daniel    

Well- The world is watching a text book case of one of the Babilfitying pshycodic people to ever step foot on this planet !!! He has enough brains cells left to keep his mouth running and not much else . I`m sorry he is using up so much air -there are other people who need it -his Dad is probably Hiding in a cave in Vietnam somewhere-saying Apocolypse When ?

1221 days ago
98.

w    

He better get paid, How else will he pay for his hookers, booze and drugs? he is a loser. and anyone that watched his show knowing what an ass he is is a loser too. Why contribute to his "success" careful, he will try and bed you down. How many did he say he slept with? 10,000 plus? Loser

1221 days ago
99.

leon    

Something must have happened to him in Viet Nam.

1221 days ago
100.

Dave    

Is there not a net large enough to throw on Charlie Sheen? He is melting down before our eyes like a very scary reality TV show when his friends and his family should be helping him, if they love him they had better hurry.

1221 days ago
101.

nobody    

Please, just get rid of him so we can get back more important issues.

1220 days ago
102.

Annette    

PLEASE!!!!! STOP!!!!!!No more Charlie Sheen!!! Two & Half Men---send Charlie away (with Lindsay Lohan, please!!!!)and have him give Jake the house and all his stuff!!!!

1220 days ago
103.

Dizzy    

Well being that ObamaCare Health reform, now requires that treatment for Alcohol and Drug addiction has to be covered on any health plan like any other sickness. I would say that is the argument that his lawyers would use. Even know this guy has horrible addictions. It still would be treated by law likeany other sickness, thus he may get away with the FOX CLAUSE, in his contract. Looks like the Network, got dooped.

1220 days ago
104.

Don Arnold     

Charlie is toast, thank God. The poor man is in total denial as to his numerous problems. I seldom watched that show, but if I came across it as I switched channels, his show repulsed me. Now I can see why. I am so tired/bored with the constant media attention to this poor man. When one thinks of all the numerous problems in our country,it is hard to generate any compasion within for Sheen. Hopefully this mess will see the end of Charlie on TV and in the media!!!!

1220 days ago
105.

Cathy Wilson    

Before I would pay Charlie Sheen any amount of money I would cancel the show. This inmature, discraceful person does not deserve anything. He does not even deserve the attention the media is giving him. There are more things to report about going on in the world then this persons stupidity.

1220 days ago
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