03/07/2011 AT 8:00 PM ET
What’s the opposite of a winner?
In page after page of damning language, the producers of Two of and Half Men justify firing Charlie Sheen by painting the actor as a self-destructive, sick addict who’s deteriorating mentally and physically while scorning those who have tried to help him.
In an unusually personal appeal, an attorney for Warner Bros. Television tells the actor’s lawyer in a letter that those close to the star should “focus your energies on what no one so far has been able to do: get your client the sustained, rigorous and effective treatment he so urgently needs.
“It is clear that [Sheen] has no intention of agreeing to the intensive evaluation and treatment that his condition requires,” says the letter. “It is also clear he does not believe he has a problem and that he will continue to conduct himself in a destructive manner.”