Report: Sheen borrowed $10m from Warner Brothers

Report: Sheen borrowed $10m from Warner Brothers

Charlie Sheen allegedly borrowed $10m from Warner Brothers during his final season of ‘Two and a Half Men’.

The troubled star – who was fired from the show last year following a huge bust up with co-creator Chuck Lorre over his hedonistic lifestyle – received the vast loan from show bosses in May 2010 under the condition he would pay it back during the first 13 episodes.

According to gossip website TMZ, the 47-year-old actor – who was receiving over $2m per show – had $769,230.77 deducted from his first 13 paycheques of the season with the accrued interest taken from his 14th payday.

As Charlie was fired following the 16th episode, it is understood he paid Warner Brothers the entire amount owed including interest.

Last week, Ashton Kutcher was announced to be replacing Charlie Sheen in ‘Two and a Half Men’.

The ‘Punk’d’ star will be joining the sitcom as a new character, and although Charlie initially criticised his casting, he has since congratulated Ashton on his new part.

He wrote on his twitter page: “Winning Congrats to the cast and crew … CBS & WB! My best to @aplusk!! The show must go on … You got the right guy! (sic)"

To which Ashton replied: “2.5 @charliesheen Thank man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were "born big (sic)"

More in this Section

Angelina Jolie calls for action to get children back to schoolAngelina Jolie calls for action to get children back to school

Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble dies at 71Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble dies at 71

Helen Mirren, Liam Gallagher and Simon Pegg donate items to charity auctionHelen Mirren, Liam Gallagher and Simon Pegg donate items to charity auction

Rosie Ramsey says she has been an ’emotional wreck’ during her pregnancyRosie Ramsey says she has been an ’emotional wreck’ during her pregnancy


Lifestyle

Conservationist Giles Clark takes on the illegal wildlife trade, as well as the task of building a bear sanctuary in Laos, South-east Asia, in BBC Two series Bears About The House.Five minutes with ... Giles Clark

Forget G-spots. Let's focus on the C-spot and close the orgasm gap once and for all.Sex File: The G-spot is dead. Long live the C-spot

Workshop leaders from the West Cork Literary Festival offer tips for writing in areas such as biography, short stories and travel, writes Des O’DriscollSo you want to be a writer?

'He told us we were so scared of dying, we forgot how to live” - Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment is this week's podcast pickPodcast Corner: Guru tells of sweat-lodge tragedy and James Arthur Ray

More From The Irish Examiner