Broke Charlie Sheen promised to donate $1 million to America’s wounded warriors but now he has changed his mind.
“The money, Charlie said, was to come out of his profits from Anger Management,” shared a source close to the troubled actor.
“He made a great big show of the donation, but never actually gave them a red cent because the FX show never technically turned a profit.”
Back in 2012 before it was reported that Sheen was suffering from HIV, the Two and a Half Men promised to donate $1 million to the United Service Organizations (USO).
The money would have been used to build an entertainment facility for the injured troops in Bethesda, Md.
Furthermore, it would’ve been the greatest donation by a single person in the history of the organization.
According to insiders, the reason why he said he would make such a generous donation was because at the time his career was heading for doom and amid his drug related scandals he was desperate to rehabilitate his image.
“It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us!” Sheen stated.
“They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on Anger Management can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families.”
“The USO would like to thank Charlie Sheen for his very generous $1 million donation to our Operation Enduring Care Campaign and his interest in helping us lift the spirits of those who have endured so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily,” said Gen. John I. Pray Jr., executive vice president and joint chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force.
“His support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families.”
Sheen also announced plans to donate money to several other charities, including Autism Speaks, [the diabetes charity] JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club.
But, insiders say, he never earned the amount of money necessary.
At one time, Forbes named Sheen the highest-paid actor on TV, noting that he’d raked in $40 million between May 2010 and May 2011. However, now Sheen has hit rock bottom and even moved in with his parents.