More than a decade after their explosive and infamous fallout, it appears Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre have finally resolved their issues.
For those who forgot what happened between Sheen and Lorre, the situation started in early 2011 when Sheen decided to write a letter attacking Two and Half Men executives as well as Lorre after the show’s production shut down. He addressed Lorre with his birth name, Chaim Levine. In a letter to TMZ, the actor attacked Lorre by referring to the TV show creator as a “stupid, stupid little man” and challenged him to a fight. “If he wins, then he can leave my show,” Sheen declared.
“I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows,” Charlie Sheen stated about Chuck Lorre. He then said he fired back once and described Lorre as a “contaminated little maggot”
“[He] can’t handle my power and can’t handle the truth,” Sheen declared. “I wish him nothing but pain in his travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly, I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists.”
Obviously, the comments Sheen made didn’t help his career, as he was officially fired from the show that year and was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
Despite the incident, Lorre and Sheen have resolved their issues with each other. Sheen is now working on the set of Lorre’s new project, Bookie.
Chuck Lorre Says He and Charlie Sheen Are Ready to Move On From Past Issues
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Chuck Lorre spoke about working with Charlie Sheen 11 years after Sheen’s shocking blow-up.
“Well, I think it’s important to say first, for eight and a half years we had a terrific time,” Lorre said about working with Sheen on Two and a Half Men. “We were friends, we worked together, and we made a show we were proud of. We laughed a lot. It was a crazy, edgy, risque show, and we took great pride in pushing the envelope.”
However, Chuck Lorre admitted that everything went down with Charlie Sheen and the long-running show in a “very dark and difficult” way. “It was really hurtful, it was humiliating, it was depressing, it was infuriating. It was all sorts of horrible things. For a long time, I couldn’t watch the show, I couldn’t watch reruns, it was just too painful.”
In regards to hiring Sheen for his new Max show, Lorre said he was hopeful that Sheen was in a good place and up for it. “I called his agent… they put me in touch with Charlie, and I said, ‘Here’s a funny idea.’ He couldn’t have been more gracious and enthusiastic and generous about the whole thing.”
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