Charlie Sheen claimed that he can’t afford child support for his four children, court documents revealed.
Sheen, best known for starring in “Two and a Half Men,” claimed he’s been blacklisted by Hollywood executives.
He said he can’t afford to make the monthly payments because he’s “been unable to find steady work, and [has] been blacklisted from many aspects of the entertainment industry,” according to People magazine, which obtained the documents.
Sheen, 52, stated that he’s suffered from significantly reduced earnings and is now in a “dire financial crisis,” with less than $10 million in assets.
Sheen has five children, two children with ex-wife Denise Richards and two children with ex-wife Brooke Mueller. His other child is 33 years old and doesn’t require child support.
Production on “Two and a Half Men” was suspended in early 2011 after Sheen made “disparaging comments” about Chuck Lorre, creator and executive producer of the series.
Sheen’s contract was soon ended and producers brought in Ashton Kutcher to replace Sheen as a series regular, one of two principal characters with Jon Cryer’s Alan. The next season featured Sheen’s character being killed off.
He then starred in comedy series “Anger Management” from 2012 to 2014 but hasn’t appeared in much since then.
According to Entertainment Online, he was paid $1.8 million per episode during his final season in “Two and a Half Men” and $2 million per episode near the end of “Anger Management.”