Published February 28, 2011
Charlie Sheen amped up his series of bizarre rants this weekend, taking on his bosses at CBS, his father, his friends and his ex wives, all while declaring that he is 100 percent “clean.”
Except for one drug, that is.
In a promo released Sunday night by ABC News, Sheen told “20/20” “I am on a drug; it’s called Charlie Sheen.”
Looking thin, pale and sickly, Sheen also sat down with both NBC’s “Today” and RadarOnline.com, and said CBS executives are “trying to destroy” his family.
"The war is that they're trying to destroy my family,” he told “Today.” “I take great umbrage about that, and defeat is not an option.”
“They picked a fight with a warlock," he added.” They're trying to take all my money and leave me with no means to support my family. It's not rocket science."
Sheen declared that he did not owe CBS any apology, and that instead, they were the ones who owed him one, as well as a raise because, at $1.8 million an episode, he is “underpaid.”
“They owe me [an apology] … while licking my feet,” he said, before adding that he wants $3 million before he would consider returning to set.
Sheen said he always did what he needed to do on set, and that his alleged 36-hour cocaine bender with porn actresses last month, which he called “epic behavior,” never affected his work on set.
“After reading about that [Sheen's behavior off-set], then they observe a guy hitting every mark, nailing every line, every joke, with a full house screaming,” he said.
The New York Post reported Monday that Sheen was set to take on CBS, Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre in court by slapping them with a $320 million "mental anguish" lawsuit. A source told the newspaper that the lawsuit could be filed as early as Monday and that Sheen was expected to demand payment for the ninth season of the sitcom, which has yet to be filmed.
Sheen also took on his father Martin Sheen’s recent comments that his addiction was similar to cancer.
In an interview with Radar Online, he said, “Jeez, dad, shut it. Okay, Pop walk through a cancer ward right now and find any of those motherf***kers who look like me.”
Of his addictions, Sheen insisted that he is 100 percent clean and that all addicts who cannot get clean are “fools” and “trolls.”
He said he was able to cure his addiction to substances after he “closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind,” refusing to use the word “sober” for its association with Alcoholics Anonymous.
He told RadarOnline.com of drugs, “I got bored with those other things. It was time to do something different and I had this epiphanous moment of ‘I’m 45 with 5 kids’ and it was time to explore some different realities.”
RadarOnline reported Saturday that Sheen recently passed a urine drug test taken in the presence of three of the website's employees. That test checked for seven illegal drugs, including cocaine, and five prescription drugs. The gossip website said the star flew back to Los Angeles from a vacation in the Bahamas to take the test late Friday.
The actor added that he is not worried about relapsing or even overdosing because that kind of behavior is “for amateurs.”
“I won’t do it. I will not believe that if I do something that I have to follow a certain path,” he said of Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step plan. “Because it was written for normal people, people that aren’t special, people that don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA.”
“I’m not saying I’ll never have a glass of champagne or a glass of wine because those are things that you celebrate with [but] I have no interest in cocaine,” he said.
Sheen also told Radar that he got three new tattoos, including one on his stomach that says, "death from above," a quote from "Apocalypse Now," the movie that made his father a star.
CBS and Warner Bros. Television announced Feb. 24 that they were discontinuing the production of "Two and a Half Men's" current season due to "the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition."
The show had been due to return to production Feb. 28, with another four shows to be filmed before the season wrapped.
NewsCore contributed to this report.