VIDEO: Charlie Sheen Demands Raise, Says He Has 'Adonis DNA'
Charlie Sheen further isolated himself from CBS executives Monday morning, by sharing his candid take on what went wrong with Two and a Half Men.
The actor, who has been engaged in a heated battle with CBS that culminated in the network's decision to cancel Men for the remainder of the season, spoke frankly about his relationship with network executives and co-creator Chuck Lorre to NBC.
Sheen's anger was palpable as he spoke of the mistreatment his suffered at the hands of CBS executives. While his $2 million per episode salary makes him the highest paid actor on television, he demanded a raise to $3 million per episode due to the "psychological distress" he has suffered during this time. As a father of five, Sheen also told ABC's Good Morning America that he planned to sue the network, which he believes is trying to ruin his family by shutting down their hit show. “I’m out of a job. I’ve got a whole family to support and love," he said. "People beyond myself are relying on that money.”
On the subject of his personal life, Sheen boasted that he successfully beat drugs and alcohol with his mind, rather than the help of the "fictional" organization of Alcoholics Anonymous. Despite making headlines after an October bender at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Sheen stated he no longer has any interest in cocaine. He even went so far as to take a drug test on the air, which revealed he had not drugs in his system, most likely for the past 72 hours. —EMILY EXTON
Watch his Today interview here:
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