Sheen’s contract for Season 7 (2010 – 2011) contains a document, dated May 17, 2010, which requires Warner Bros. to pay Charlie $10 million within 10 days of the date Charlie signed. Sheen then had to repay the money over the first 13 episodes.
Sheen was getting $1.25 million a show, out of which he had $769,230.77 deducted each pay cheque for 13 episodes in order to repay the loan. In addition, interest on the loan, calculated at the prime commercial rate, was to be deducted from the following pay check.
Two episodes later, after the 16th episode, Sheen was fired, so Warner Bros. did manage to get its money back.
But why would Charlie Sheen need the money? With his share of the profits from “Two and a Half Men,” he was earning over $2 million an episode. And still he was managing to be strapped for cash!
It just shows you want financial difficulties you can get into financing a drink and drug addiction for yourself and an ex-wife, as well as paying maintenance on two children and keeping up the standard of living he and his two sexy goddesses! That kind of life obviously doesn’t come cheap!