Charlie Sheen threatens legal action in TV interview
Story by Jack Foley
CHARLIE Sheen has threatened to take legal action against those responsible for cancelling Two And A Half Men.
Speaking in an interview with ABC News, the actor said he intends to sue because he doesn’t have a job and has a whole family to support and love, adding: “People a lot more important than me are relying on that money to fuel the love.”
When asked how much he intended to sue for, Sheen replied (while smoking a cigarette): “Tonnes. They’re going to actually put it on a scale, and add a little more, a little more, add some gold, add some gold… aah bingo.
“I’m here to collect. And they’re going to lose, they’re going to lose in a courtroom so I’d recommend that they do an out of court settlement and fix this whole thing, pay the crew and get Season 9 back on board!”
The ABC sit down was one of two televised interviews the actor has given in the past 48 hours, including a second with NBC News’ Jeff Rossen that aired on Today Monday morning.
During that one, he went one step further and demanded a pay rise to $3 million per episode for what his bosses had put him through.
Throughout both interviews, he referred to his perceived anger as passion, saying that this has been misconstrued in some quarters. He also apologised for comments that had deemed to be anti-Semitic, insisting that he hadn’t intended to offend anyone.
But speaking to Good Morning America in his ABC News interview, which is set to air in the US on Tuesday, Sheen told Andrea Canning that he felt the time was right to put the record straight from his point of view.
“I woke up and, you know, decided I have been kicked around, I have been criticized and I’ve been… the guy with this bitchin’ rock star life, and I’m just finally going to completely embrace it, wrap both arms around it and love it violently – and defend it violently through violent hatred.”
And when asked by NBC’s Rossen how he plans to find Hollywood work after the controversy had died down, he once again cited the third Major League movie as evidence of work he hoped to commit to.
As yet, CBS has declined to comment on Sheen’s latest interviews.
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