Warner Bros. today sent Charlie Sheen a letter formally terminating his employment on Two and a Half Men. No final decision has yet been made about the show, but if it continues, it will not be with Sheen.
Warner Bros. Television released the following statement:
“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately.”
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you know that production on Two and a Half Men was originally shut down temporarily so Sheen could enter rehab, and then ultimately on February 25 shut down for the remainder of the season after Sheen publicly ranted in a series of interviews that included verbal beat downs of ‘Men’ producer Chuck Lorre.
Update: Sheen released the following statement on his firing to TMZ (which ironically is owned by Warner Bros!)
“This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”
TMZ also has the 11 page termination letter sent to Sheen’s lawyer saying Sheen was terminated “because he committed a felony involving ‘moral turpitude.’