Inside Charlie Sheen's World: Star Says Life With 'Goddesses' Is 'Perfect'


Sheen on CBS Battle, Feud With Chuck Lorre

After eight successful seasons of "Two and Half Men," Sheen said he felt underappreciated and unloved, especially when CBS executives and the show's creator Chuck Lorre arrived on set.

"We have an expression down there that the fun stops at 1:00. That's when they roll in. And they just puke all over it. And it's all about judgment and there's no real gratitude. And that has to change," Sheen said.

"If they can't change that, they're not welcome in my perfect work environment," he said. "And they're not welcome to be in the presence of what I'm delivering. Because they just need to take a step back and say, 'Wow, wow, look what this guy's doing for us, for all of us.'"

With the show puling in an estimated $160 million in advertising revenue this season alone, Sheen, who reportedly made $1.8 million per episode, said he made CBS and Lorre, very rich.

"The numbers don't lie. Chuck [Lorre] was on his way back. He had a $48 million, four-year deal or something. He had three failed pilots. And they were ready to just like write him that final check and just be like, 'Thanks, dude, we tried. But it didn't work out.' And then I walk in and deliver the lottery," Sheen said.

Sheen told ABC News that from the start, he did not get along with Lorre.

"It was a fake friendship. I never felt respected in a way that I should have been. ... I showed up and this dude won the lottery. And so I always felt like, 'Why am I being treated like an unwelcome relative and being given cold coffee at, like 8 PM in the middle of the fourth inning?'"

In one of Sheen's outbursts on the radio program "Alex Jones Show" that ultimately led to the show's suspension for the rest of the season, he took aim at Lorre, saying that he must have embarrassed him "in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process." Later, he also challenged Lorre to a fight, saying, "If he wins, then he can leave MY show," according to TMZ.

Sheen told ABC News he issued Lorre this "challenge" because the producer was trying to destroy his family.

"If you destroy my family then I will deal with you with violent hatred. Sorry, it's my code. And it's not like it has to be delivered in a way that's, like, you know, all obvious and -- and like, you know, radio speak. But yeah, there's some wrongs to be righted," Sheen said.

Monday, Warner Bros. agreed to pay the "Two and Half Men" crew for the four weeks of work they will miss due to the show's cancellation, according to Crew members reportedly told TMZ that it was Lorre who prompted Warner Bros. to take these steps.

Despite his hatred for Lorre, Sheen said he does want to resume work on the show and may be prepared to talk to Lorre to get the show back.

"I don't know if Chuck and I can ever work together again. But maybe guys just sit in a room and just go, 'Look, we hate each other. Let's continue to make some great television.' Maybe that's possible. I don't know," Sheen said. "I'm not gonna get violent on the guy. I'm not stupid. I go to jail, I lose all my power."

CBS and Lorre had no comment.

Even after Sheen's fall from grace, the public opinion on Sheen -- in the form of ratings -- still seems high. Almost as high, perhaps, as his own opinion of himself.

Sheen told ABC News that he had "billions" -- not "millions" -- of fans that tune in and rally around him because he is so honest.

"I think the honesty not only shines through in my work, but also my personal life. And I get in trouble for being honest," he said. "I'm extremely old-fashioned. I'm a nobleman. I'm chivalrous."

CLICK HERE to watch the full "20/20" special -- "Charlie Sheen: In His Own Words."

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