Two and a Half Men boss and CBS CEO Les Moonves says the altercation with co-star Angus T. Jones is “a piece of cake” compared to what the show had to go through with Charlie Sheen.
While in attendance at a Wall Street Journal industry event, Moonves was asked about the controversy and said “We took this boy who started with us when he was eight years old, and it seems to be what happens with child stars over the course of time. He’s now making over $300,000 per week, which is not a bad salary for a 19-year-old kid, and he went on a religious channel and urged people not to watch the show because it was filth. By the way, he’s still collecting his $300,000 per week.”
A few weeks back, a religious organization, Forerunner Chronicles, released a video of a taped testimonial of Jones, in which he called Two and a Half Men “filth” and asked viewers not to watch the show, so it could be canceled. Jones later issued an apology for his public blast of the series. The actor didn’t apologize for his statement, but rather if his remarks offended the show’s cast and crew.
When asked if Two and a Half Men would replace the young actor, Moonves said, “We have other plans, I don’t know what our status is with him.”