Charlie Sheen NEVER Said He Wanted $3 Million An Episode to Return to Show
Charlie Sheen was misquoted yesterday as saying he wanted $3 million to return to the set of “Two and a Half Men.” In fact, after the Associated Press claimed in an article that Sheen “demanded $3 million an episode to return to work,” numerous outlets around the world picked up the story and repeated the misinformation, prompting the actor’s attorneys – as Gossip Cop has learned exclusively – to fire off a legal letter demanding a “correction and retraction of the false and defamatory statements published by the Associated Press.”
The confusion arose when Sheen told NBC’s Jeff Rossen – in an interview that aired on the “Today Show” yesterday – “I’m a man of my word so I will finish the TV show… I’ll even do Season 10, but at this point it’s because of psychological distress, oh my God, it’s 3 mil an episode.”
When Sheen said he was a man of his word, he meant was he would fulfill his contractual obligations for Season 8 (the one which just shut down), as well as for Season 9. Sheen’s reference to wanting $3 million an episode was if he were to extend his commitment to a 10th season.
According to the letter from Sheen’s lawyer to the wire service, the “Two and a Half Men” star’s comments were presented by the Associated Press in “an incomplete, false and misleading manner which thereby makes it appear that my client said he refused to live up to his contract unless he is given a raise of $3 million per episode… My client intends to abide by his contractual commitments on his Series.” Now that it’s been cleared up, Gossip Cop has a strong feeling the Associated Press will issue a correction and retraction.