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Charlie Sheen Defends Rant Against Two & a Half Men’s Chuck Lorre

Charlie Sheen’s determination and mouth know no bounds. After the Anti-Defamation League weighed in on Sheen’s rant that caused CBS to suspend his hit show Two and a Half Men Thursday, he still stands by his words. In Sheen’s verbal tirade, he called the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, by his Jewish name, Chaim Levine. “By invoking television producer Chuck Lorre’s Jewish name in the context of an angry tirade against him, Charlie Sheen left the impression that another reason for his dislike of Mr. Lorre is his Jewishness," said ADL's national director in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "This fact has no relevance to Mr. Sheen’s complaint or disagreement, and his words are at best bizarre, and at worst, borderline anti-Semitism." Sheen insists he is no anti-Semite, telling TMZ: “I was referring to Chuck by his real name, because I wanted to address the man and not the bullshit persona.” He added, “So you're telling me, anytime someone calls me Carlos Estevez [Sheen’s birth name], I can claim they are anti-Latino?" Earlier Friday, Sheen said he will continue to show up for work, despite CBS’ decision to suspend his show.

February 25, 2011 10:17 AM