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Charlie Sheen, Your TV Show Is Probably Safe — But There WILL Be Consequences, Says Criminal Defense Attorney

Sun, December 27, 2009 5:18pm EDT by 3 Comments


What’s the next step in the Charlie scandal?

When celebrities get into the kind of trouble Charlie Sheen has found himself in, there’s usually some sort of fallout in their career — but criminal defense attorney Steven Cron says Charlie, 44, probably doesn’t need to worry about his position on his hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men,” for which he receives an estimated $19.8 million annually. “Sheen probably has a morals clause in his contract,” Cron tells “This is something in theory they could use to cancel the show. However, because its so successful, they will probably look the other way.” But Cron also says Charlie will likely be facing probation for his actions.

“In most places, this case would get probation,” Cron tells us. “He will probably be put in a domestic violence program. And since it looks like he was drinking, they will probably send him to an alcohol program, too.”

As for what Charlie and his team should do next, Cron says 32-year-old Brooke Mueller‘s inconsistent reports to the police may be Charlie’s saving grace. “It’s pretty clear that Brooke lied about some of this,” he tells us. “Charlie’s team could fight the allegtions. It’s certainly something you have to consider given the fact that she’s lied and keeps changing her story.”

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