Warner Bros: Charlie Sheen "Dangerously Self-Destructive," "Very Ill"

Entertainment Mar. 8, 2011 AT 8:37AM
Warner Bros: Charlie Sheen "Dangerously Self-Destructive," "Very Ill" Credit: AP Photo/Phil McCarten

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When Warner Bros. Television fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men, the fed-up network sent a jaw-dropping 11-page letter to the star's attorney explaining their decision -- entailing the star's shocking behavior in lurid detail.

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"At the outset, let us state the obvious: Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill," begins the letter, which was obtained by TMZ.

Among the accusations in the salvo written to Sheen's lawyer Marty Singer:

Sheen's Two and a Half men contract did indeed contain a morals clause -- and he violated it. Warner Bros. charges that Sheen "committed an act which constitutes a felony offense involving moral turpitude under federal, state or local laws, or is indicted or convicted of any such offense." Sheen's offense? "Furnishing cocaine to others," the letter charges.

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Warner Bros. chartered a plane for Sheen on Jan. 28 in order for him to enter rehab in late January. (Sheen ended up opting for at-home rehab, a.k.a. "Sober Valley Lodge.")

While Sheen has repeatedly claimed that he was never un-fit to appear on the show and had "brilliant" performances, Warner Bros. says those boasts are "not true."

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"Mr. Sheen had difficulty remembering his lines and hitting his marks. His conduct and condition created substantial tensions on the set," the letter reads. "He sometimes showed up to work after not having slept and needed to move his mark to accommodate his need to 'lean' on something, for balance."

In response, Singer told TMZ that Sheen is preparing to sue Warner Bros. and series creator Chuck Lorre, charging that Lorre interfered with Sheen's contract.

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