Charlie Sheen is known for so many things. In the past, he seemingly couldn’t get enough of the limelight…especially for wild, shocking behavior. He was a self-described Warlock and admitted to drug-fueled parties. He destroyed hotel rooms and publicly screamed at his ex. He hired “goddesses” to live at his house and cater to his every whim. If one word could classify Charlie Sheen, that word would be “narcissistic.”
So, when he announced he would donate at least $1 million to the United Services Organization (USO), some people were skeptical. In what may simply be a ploy to improve his PR, Sheen has given the thumbs up to donate one percent of the profits from his new show “Anger Management.” The money will go toward helping wounded or sick soldiers and their families.
If the show becomes successful, that could mean over $1 million. Regardless of the show’s success, he is giving away $250,000. So far, that is the largest donation the USO has ever received from an individual.
“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 said, “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.”
Brig Gen (ret) John Pray, EVP and Chief of Staff, USO released a statement saying, “[Sheen’s] support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families.