John Cryer Is the Only Sane One in Sheen Drama

Lindsay Mannering

charlie sheenCharlie Sheen has put down the machete for now, but is wielding daggers at Two and a Half Men co-star John Cryer. Sheen called Cryer a traitor, a troll, and a turncoat. (What is this, 1845?) Apparently, all Sheen wants is a proper phone call from Cryer.

And what if Cryer called him in the next few days? Sheen says, "What is there to say? I'll tell him 'You're a little late. Good-bye, troll.'"

Charlie thinks you're either with him or with the trolls. The trolls being of course anyone that works for CBS. He's banished Cryer to under the bridge and says he won't do Cryer any favors in the future. There are always two sides to every story, and rumor has it that Cryer and Sheen have indeed spoken ...

Sources say Cryer has in fact reached out to Sheen and that the two have spoken over the phone a few times. A private interaction, one with dignity and honesty, apparently isn't enough for Sheen -- he wants Cryer to make a public statement in his defense, like the other stars of the sitcom have.

Something like actress Holland Taylor did, who plays Charlie and Cryer's mother on the show. She emailed the AP:

Charlie was cordial and polite with all of his cast mates and crew, sometimes even courtly -- and always witty. We watched movies at his house occasionally -- warm evenings with interesting, spirited conversation. This is the guy I know. In this very sad and complicated time, I really have no comment beyond valuing my own history with Charlie, and my abiding affection for him.

It seems to me that John Cryer is the last bastion of sanity in Charlie's crazy world. Good for him for not making a public statement! What good does that do? It just fuels Charlie's already inflated ego and secondarily insults CBS, the company that pays Cryer's bills. Cryer is acting out of respect for his employer who has done so many things for him and his career, and out of respect for Charlie's well-being.

Kudos to Cryer for keeping his mouth shut during all of this, especially after these ridiculous insults Sheen has thrown at him. Sheen went on to say, "When I'm starring in multimillion-dollar films and he's begging me for a supporting role, I'll say, 'You left me out in the cold with all of your guilt and stupidity.'"

Seems to me that Cryer is the only smart one left.

Do you think Cryer should make a public statement?

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