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Charlie Sheen Extends an Olive Branch to Chuck Lorre

The ‘Anger Management’ star wants to make amends

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Charlie Sheen would like to make amends with Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre. On Sunday, the actor tweeted in letter form, “Hey Chuck. I have an idea that u need to hear after I make amends to you and yours. Which I will do in person. xox C.” It included an image of the People’s Choice Award Sheen won in 2007 for his work on the show.

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Lorre fired Sheen from the program in 2011. The decision followed comments Sheen made during a radio interview, where he referenced Lorre’s real name, Charles Levine, calling him “Chaim Levine.” He also called Lorre a “stupid little man.” The show’s network, CBS, reacted by suspending the final four episodes of the season and dismissing him. Sheen filed a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre, which they settled out of court in 2011. At the time, he was the highest-paid actor on TV. Lorre was quoted at the time as saying, “The [studio and the network] chose to make a moral decision as opposed to a financial one.”

In a June 2012 Rolling Stone cover story, Sheen referred to Lorre as a “low-rent, nutless sociopath.” He said, “I can’t help myself with this guy, sorry. He’s a turd. A turd! The good news is, he’s no longer stuck to my shoe.” 

Following his firing, Sheen coined a number of catchphrases ranging from “tiger blood” to “winning” and then embarked on a spoken word tour that he named “My Violent Torpedo of Truth.” In 2012, he began starring in a new sitcom, Anger Management, which broke ratings records. At the time, he said that the show would be his “swan song.”

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Sheen’s olive branch came on the heels of a potentially libelous Twitter tirade he unleashed that same day on his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, about the custody of their children. He did this despite a warning from an “anus-brain” judge to stay silent on the matter. He tweeted: “So lemme see if I got this straight. My twin boys are now in harm’s way and in grave danger. Being ‘raised’ by a gaggle of incompetent and lascivious marionettes all ruled and fooled by an adderol [sic] snorting husk called Brooke. And guess what [Child Protective Services] and ‘I’m Italian’ judge anus-brain, you may have gagged me temporarily, but mark my unspoken words, anything happens to my boys, and you will know get to know me, know who I truly am, a loving father.” He also added, “And if this means being jailed for loving and trying to protect my children, then go for it. I have as many friends on the inside as I do out here. My passion WILL NOT be silenced. You are all now standing in my way. I’d recommend a shift in your geography.”

The judge has not yet commented. According to E! Online, Sheen’s next court hearing regarding his family is set for December 4th.

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