Feb. 24, 2011 at 10:22 PM ET
"Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has responded in an open letter after CBS and Warner Bros. Television decided to shut down production of the hit sitcom. The move by the companies was in response to the actor's rant against show creator Chuck Lorre during a Thursday radio interview and later to TMZ.
Sheen gave his letter to TMZ, which reads:
What does this say about (Chuck Lorre) after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows ... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly 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. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.
Remember these are my people ... not yours...we will continue on together...