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ADL: Sheen rant borders anti-Semitism

February 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Charlie Sheen says he's done nothing wrong by expressing his opinion.

The star of "Two and a Half Men" claims the show's producers kept getting in his business about his lifestyle.

Sheen is in the Bahamas now that the show is on a forced break for the remainder of the season.

CBS and Warner Brothers halted production on the show's four remaining episodes after Sheen made controversial remarks about the show's producer, Chuck Lorre, during a radio interview Thursday on "The Alex Jones Show."

"I'm dealing with fools and trolls," Sheen said."[Lorre] mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process."

By invoking Lorre's Jewish name, the Anti-Defamation League calls Sheen's radio rant bizarre and borderline anti-Semitic.

"It seems in the context of an angry rant to be a gratuitous reference and probably with some negative connotation," said Amanda Susskind, regional director for the ADL's Los Angeles office.

Sheen says he is sober and challenges anyone who doubts his sobriety.

In a radio interview Friday, Sheen told AM 570 he doesn't tell other people how to live their lives and he wants the same respect from his bosses.

"I kept asking for that respect and I couldn't get it," Sheen said. "These guys are a couple of AA Nazis and really just blatant hypocrites... these guys just do not practice what they preach."

As for a future with "Two and a Half Men," Sheen says it's not likely with the people currently in charge.

For now, Sheen says he's just having fun and is high on life.

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