CBS officially said “enough already!” to Charlie Sheen today according to Variety. The CBS brass is so done with his “moral turpitude” that it took them eleven pages to list their reasons for giving him the boot. Variety summed it up:
“Let us state the obvious: Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill,” the letter said. “For months before the suspension of production, Mr. Sheen’s erratic behavior escalated while his condition deteriorated. His declining condition undermined the production in numerous and significant ways. Now, the entire world knows Mr. Sheen’s condition from his alarming outbursts over just the last few weeks. Warner Bros., CBS, and Chuck Lorre have done everything within their power to get Mr. Sheen the help he so badly and obviously needs.”
As a former labor lawyer, I can tell you that CBS’ approach will make it difficult for Mr. Sheen to collect unemployment or challenge the legal basis for his firing. He may huff and puff, but he’ll be blowing at a house made of steel.