Sheen Giving $1M to Military Charity

USO getting cut of Anger Management profits
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2012 12:06 AM CDT
Charlie Sheen attends the FX Summer Comedies Party in Los Angeles last month.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)
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(Newser) – Charlie Sheen is back in the headlines but there are no drugs, goddesses, or crazy escapades involved. The actor has pledged at least $1 million to military charity United Services Organization's program for assisting wounded and sick soldiers and their families, reports Reuters. Sheen is turning over 1% of the profits from his new show Anger Management and says the USO could get well over $1 million if the show is a big hit. His initial donation of $250,000 is one of the largest that the military charity has ever received.

"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 said in a statement. "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." A USO spokesman praised Sheen's generosity, saying "the way we lift the spirits of the families and troops is through generous donations from the American public. It is heart-warming to me to see how the American people support the troops whether it’s 25 cents or $25 or $250,000."

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