Posted Mar 08, 2011 01:00 am CST
Word today that he had been fired by Warner Brothers Television from his hit comedy, Two and a Half Men, following a series of reported wild behavior is good news, star Charlie Sheen tells TMZ.
“It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of their bazillions, never have to look at [presumed reference omitted to Sheen’s boss on the show, Chuck Lorre] again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension,” Sheen, 45, told the tabloid website.
Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer, confirms to the Hollywood Reporter that litigation is planned over the Warner Brothers announcement that the actor has been fired.
“We will sue,” he told the publication today. “It’s a matter of when. It could be this week, it could be in a little while. We’re in no rush. But we will sue.”
Warner Brothers says in a letter from lawyer John Spiegel that Sheen was terminated for disrupting production of the television show and breaching his contract by committing “a felony offense involving moral turpitude,” recounts a post in the magazine’s Hollywood, Esq. blog.
Singer called this “ridiculous” and said the real reason for Sheen’s termination is that he has offended Lorre, a powerful creator of hit shows.
A Reuters article describes the studio’s decision to fire Sheen, who is television’s highest-paid actor, as based on what Warner Brothers termed his “dangerously self-destructive conduct,” difficulties at work and the inflammatory manner in which he has spoken to producers,
Additional and related coverage:
ABAJournal.com: “Despite His Reported Wild Behavior, Charlie Sheen May Have a Decent Breach of Contract Case”
New York Times (reg. req.): “Sheen Is Surrounded by a Coterie of Enablers”