'Two and a Half Men' Star Defends Charlie Sheen After Firing

Toby Canham/Getty Images

Holland Taylor says that while the actor is going through a “very sad and complicated time,” he also has been “cordial and polite with all of his cast mates and crew.”

A day after he was fired, Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men costar Holland Taylor has issued a statement defending the actor (she has played his mother on the show since 2003).

"Charlie was cordial and polite with all of his cast mates and crew, sometimes even courtly — and always witty," she said Tuesday in an e-mail to The Associated Press (she is the first cast member connected to the show to speak out). "We watched movies at his house occasionally — warm evenings with interesting, spirited conversation. This is the guy I know. In this very sad and complicated time, I really have no comment beyond valuing my own history with Charlie, and my abiding affection for him."
In an 11-page letter, an attorney for Warner Bros. Television told the actor's lawyer Marty Singer that Sheen’s employment has been terminated because “he has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive behavior and appears to be very ill” and that that is the reason his employment has been terminated.
Singer told THR Monday there is no basis for Sheen’s firing and the actor plans to sue.